Trimming The Fat

Staring down at the contents of my closet and drawers made me realize that most of the stuff I’ve been holding on to served little purpose in my life. The catalyst was my mom. She had mentioned the best-seller, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo.... Continue Reading →

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Living Outside the Box

I knew it wouldn’t be easy. In fact, it was kind of a cluster f*ck. My goal was to get a passport in fewer than two weeks and in order for one to do so, one must go to a semi-shady business outside Beverly Hills with your birth certificate, ID, and cash money. For the... Continue Reading →

Diving Down (Former) Lovers Lane

I was kinda surprised by his answer. While traveling down the 101, he put his hand and onmy knee and gave a big squeeze and a grin. “What’s that smile for?” I asked. Endearingly, Jason said, “I want to know about your past relationships.” Really? I thought. All of them? I am perfectly fine not... Continue Reading →

Santa Barbara: Melrose Place by the Sea

When you date someone from Santa Barbara (and I mean, really from Santa Barbara), you’ve got to prepare yourself to face your partner’s former relationships at any given moment. Especially, if said person has a reputation of women throwing themselves at his feet. The concept of “six degrees of separation” shrinks down to about one... Continue Reading →

Meet Cute

It's ironic I happened to be writing the "How to Keep A Lover" article (last issue) when we met. I was in the zone, tapping my laptop keys not nearly as fast as my mind was racing, when I heard someone enter the office. Muffled voices in the front room were nothing new. People come... Continue Reading →

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