Indifferent Strokes

My father just got diagnosed with cancer. Most people have been extremely supportive, but two girlfriends I texted about this haven’t responded at all. Is it really that hard to say “I’m so sorry”? Should I use this opportunity to do a little friend housecleaning and demote certain “friends” to acquaintance status, knowing now that I can’t count on them?

Too Harsh?

At least when you yell into the Grand Canyon, you get back more than the blinking cursor of nothingness.

The Heart Is a Clonely Hunter

I’ve heard that we’re romantically attracted to people who look like us. Is that true? I don’t think any of my boyfriends have looked anything like me, but I have seen couples who look so similar they could be related.


You can kinda see the merits of dating your doppelgänger: “I’m looking for myself, but as someone else so I don’t always have to empty the dishwasher and scream out my own name in bed.”