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It has now been a month and a half since I joined Match.com. Not a ton of time, mind you, but enough to get a feel of the site. Here's what I've learned: First, people, especially men, hate reading. Plain and simple. For me, longer emails are great. They actually give details, ask questions, and...
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I am sitting in front of my window, watching the giant, fuzzy snowflakes as they take their big rollercoaster ride from the sky, dipping and corkscrewing as they tumble down on the invisible track of air.  These snowflake passengers arrive via wind and settle down to their new homes amidst the tree...
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I am just starting to write again and am wanting some feedback. If you have the time, dear reader, please oh please read one of my stories or poems and give me honest criticism.  I truly want to know if they are good or not; if I should persue this writing thing with more seriousness or just keep...
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Is it just me, or does the whole "becoming friends and waiting to have sex until you know there is something there" concept no longer exist?  I have been delving into the dating world again and have found that for the most part, with people of my generation (25-35 years old), sex has...
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February 9, 2010 Dear Zach, I felt the need to write to you. Though you will never get this letter, I need to send it, and I hope that you can see what I'm typing from wherever you may be. You are my first student that I knew well to pass.  Let me tell you, hearing that you, at 18 years old,...
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Give poetry a chance, I found myself thinking today as I was searching for a way to express my feelings about this new connection that is developing with a man I met online.  What I want to say is too concise for a short story, my preferred genre, so I guess I'll give poetry a chance. I say give...
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'Twas in my time that the Great Telle-vision Language Shift occured.  Before the GTLS, or "Gittles," as we call it here in town, folks on the talky-box spoke with such grace and airs, anyone'd be proud to know them or be a fan of their show.  There 'us shows like Leave it to Beaver, that...
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Love makes people do and think crazy things. We've heard this line a million times and yet what does that really look like? For me, a 31-year old, never-been-married, never-had-kids, owns 2 cats kind of girl, dating has been, well, non-existant for the past year and a half. I refuse to date anyone...
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I just found out that beloved author of The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger, passed away. Though this news didn't completely devastate me like finding out Kurt Vonnegut had died four years ago, it did spark a bit of fond remembrance for the man and the many characters he brought us, especially...
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I am sitting here with a batch of sophomore essays on William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and I'm trying to remember if I ever wrote this poorly. I know I did, but English has just come so naturally to me, it is hard to remember back to when I didn't know how to write an essay or...
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Each generation, since the dawn of Beowulf, has added new words to the English language.  This is nothing new. The sixties generation brought us such delightful descriptors as "groovy" and "hippie," while the seventies rocked us out with "super-fly" and a new thing...
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When thinking about my favorite short story, many pop into my mind.  I immediately think of "The Gift of the Magi" by O'Henry, my first glimpse into twist endings and the beauty of a short story that leaves you wanting more.  At the time, the brevity of the short story bothered me; I like...
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