Jun 042013
 
Self-destruction

I had no reason to expect our date to go well, or even to happen. Once before, we planned to meet. She stood me up. Well, not exactly. My schedule changed too, so maybe it was mutual. (Though she started standing me up first.) Our distant-buddy relationship was volatile. She was easily upset. She was […]

May 082013
 
The sting of rejection

Here’s a little vignette. It just happened. I was in a pizzeria, grabbing a slice. I’ve been trying to eat a little healthier, trying to shed a few pounds that I put on in recent months, and trips to the pizza parlor are guilty missteps in my quest. But that’s not the point. I was […]