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cory booker’s affection for newark offers solace for a broken heart

The reasons to love Cory Booker are almost countless. Or I’ve been brainwashed by the documentaries about him–Street Fight and Brick City–or his combination of smart and attractive has overwhelmed my sense of judgment. Cory Booker also has boundless optimism backed … Continue reading

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the ring finger on my left hand and other too obvious metaphors

I live for metaphors (and similes). I search for them like other people collect shells. The annoying part is that I find them just as precious, as valuable. If I could put them to my ear and listen for the … Continue reading

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horror movies in disguise

The Social Network and Memento were the last two horror movies in disguise I saw. And both terrified me for the same reason. Let me take things back to various defining moments of my childhood: my earliest horror movies in … Continue reading

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disintegrating relationship advice

“If there are two ways to interpret a guy, go with the one that doesn’t make you angry.” The last time I was in a Christian book store, this was the most memorable quote from a Bible. Yes, this came … Continue reading

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impossibly thin and stretchy

Recently, I’ve had the occasion to enjoy Vietnamese spring rolls again. Crisp raw vegetables. Possibly cooked shrimp. Also there’s the cilantro and mint. Cilantro can be a divisive herb, but I have voted and the answer is yes. It’s difficult … Continue reading

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