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  • Go Blue
    When I root for Michigan, people often ask me if I went to school in Ann Arbor, or I’m from the state. No and No. What’s your connection they ask next. I tell them that one of my high school football teammates played ball there and I started foll…
    - 5 Oct 14, 9:03pm -
  • Probable Cause
    Metro signs told me the train was only three minutes away. I almost didn’t take the seat on the platform bench. I looked at the two women on opposite ends of the of the concrete seat and all of the space between them, felt my aching knee and decide…
    - 18 Jul 13, 12:21am -
  • From an Actual Exchange on a Dating Site
    Her: Your profile is terrific. Your passion for your work (in specific) and life generally really comes through and that is very charming. I leave for grad school in late July. If dating a short timer isn’t a problem for you, I’d love to have a d…
    - 29 May 13, 7:29pm -
  • A Poem in Search of a Muse
    Her notes demand to be read aloud Words beg to linger on the palate Like soft syrah – Lush, ripe, full 
    - 2 May 13, 2:48pm -
  • Something Crossing My Mind Today
    When I first wrote a list of what I wanted in a woman, I was 21, inspired by some movie I cannot recall. It was two pages long. When I next wrote that list, I was 30, inspired by a failed marriage and finding the impossibly shallow first list while u…
    - 1 May 13, 11:41pm -
  • Odds Are It Ain’t the Last, But…
    Every kiss is its own dance, has its own rhythms… hell, kisses are goddamn snowflakes in their infinite uniqueness… and any smart man would want a wide swath of them even if he only wants them from one partner.  However, were I forced to choose…
    - 22 Mar 13, 5:28am -
  • Call me Crazy, but…
    I don’t know if she wanted to take me home because she was lonely, horny, mad at her ex, or didn’t have cab fare… but I know it wasn’t because she liked me. Sometimes maturity = making the right choice even when it’s a bad one. I thought ab…
    - 6 Oct 12, 5:01pm -
  • Don’t Reenact Scenes from Platoon and Other Mistakes

    Don’t Reenact Scenes from Platoon and Other Mistakes

    Unless you live under a rock that does not offer television coverage, surely you have seen the DirectTV commercial that is a funny “When you do this, then you do that” exercise, you know: When your cable goes out a bunch of things happen that con…
    - 9 Apr 12, 8:33pm -
  • I am Trayvon Martin

    I am Trayvon Martin

    We are separated by a generation, a thousand miles, and I haven’t worn a hoodie since I was an undergrad, but I am still Trayvon Martin… when I am (still) followed around stores when I cross the street at night before some random she has a chance…
    - 26 Mar 12, 3:47pm -
  • A Few Open Letters… Just the Ladies Edition

    A Few Open Letters… Just the Ladies Edition

    Dear Dreadlocked Woman Driving the Top-Down BMW* Yesterday, I don’t know why you waved at me as you drove past the coffee shop. The truth of the answer matters not as you kept driving leaving my mind to complete its own question. I choose to believ…
    - 1 Feb 12, 5:09pm -

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