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I Was Wrong About You, 2014

You climb into bed with her, and this is easy because lounging around together is what you’ve always done best. Sometimes there is silence, but more often than not there is laughter; you’ve always been good at laughing together too. While lying beside her, you’re aware something is not as it should be, but then

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The Secret to a Conflict-Free Relationship (just kidding, I don’t believe in those)

  A couple nights ago, I was rolling out dough for cinnamon rolls, enjoying the quiet that comes after the little one has been tucked in for the night. I slathered the dough with butter, sprinkled more than enough cinnamon and sugar, hoping the extra helpings would somehow change the whole wheat flour into white.

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Words I Don’t Want to Say

  The running length of the film was close to three hours. Perfect, I thought. It’s true; I have a strange affection for long movies. It isn’t logical, I know, but if the running time is over ninety-six minutes, I am more inclined to see it. I handed over cash in exchange for a matinee

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