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Fall in Love In Three Easy Steps! Seriously. Cross My Heart. But, Would You Want Do It?

January 16, 2015


If you and a potential partner could swallow a pill that would ensure a mutually respectful, and lasting love, would you take it with just anyone or would you wait for the best match to come along?

Preferences v. Reasons: What the Heart Knows, the Mind Shouldn’t Explain.

October 13, 2014


This research, David McRaney points out, challenges the value of introspection in many domains of life.

The Worth in the While of the Noisy Exercise of Existence: Me and Kool and the Gang’s Joanna

September 8, 2014


The indubitable experience of love, in and of itself, is a well-spring of uncertainty and, through it, an immeasurable ocean of vulnerability is discovered.

Between Laissez-Faire and The Rule of Law: What is the Politics of Your Relationship?

August 18, 2014


The aim of this (rather lengthy) post is to propose a framework with which to make sense of and assess the many ways two (or more persons) might arrange and organize their relationship.

Indisputable, Not Immutable: An Inhuman Fact of Our Society.

July 7, 2014


Please note: This post discusses the prevalence of sexual violence in our lives.

The Princess and the Frog: Freedom and the Pursuit of Less Happiness

May 12, 2014


I can’t recall when I first heard the story of the Princess and the Frog. For as long as I can remember, however, I have always had the notion that the moral of the story was intended for women. I suppose this could be because of the pervasive trope that subverts the romance of the […]

La Grande Bellezza: Admired but Never Known.

March 5, 2014


Once a woman passes a certain threshold of physical attractiveness, it’s not unreasonable to claim that, for her, every heterosexual man is, in principle, sexually attainable. In most cases, a man will resist the sexual advances of a woman he finds attractive only when there is some kind of promise, rule, or law he feels […]