Category Archives: Relationships

Truth and Consequences

In the March/April 2014 issue of Industry I look at some of the effects that social media has on our social lives. Truth and Consequences: How to find a balance between honing a productive social media identity, and attention-hungry cyber lurkingSocial media … Continue reading

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The Long Mile: How did a car come to mean so much?

For the Jan/Feb 2014 issue of Industry, I contrast two moments in my life: buying my first car and, years later, my potential second.  The Long Mile: What our shifting desires can tell us about where we are on our … Continue reading

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Games Worth Playing

My latest column for Industry is up! Games Worth Playing: How a ritual based upon the I Ching can change the way we think about life and love Perhaps readers are aware of the concept of the filter bubble: that with … Continue reading

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Motion & Heart

I wrote about dancing—why I stopped, why I started again, how it was different—in my latest column for Industry.This is dedicated to an ex with whom I rediscovered dancing. To my aunt who’s from the 80s. And to Late Bar, … Continue reading

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Marriage: A New Territory

One nice thing about writing a relationship column is that I can justify my long years of obsessive thinking about relationships. It legitimizes all that wasted time. Another is that I can rope others into my endless questioning of certain … Continue reading

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Feminist Mystique

A half-century after Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique awakened us to feminism’s meaning and implications, a tally of what we’ve accomplished, and just how far we have to go.This is also about men who dominate conversations, men’s preternatural self-confidence versus … Continue reading

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The New Girl: How Does Change Happen?

Chinese new year seems more suitable for making resolutions (or setting intentions, in the parlance of our time) than Jan. 1, post-holiday, when we are tired and overfed. In Industry‘s Jan/Feb issue (and its first Brooklyn edition!), I try to … Continue reading

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Red Flags

My latest column for Industry Nov/Dec. 2012 issue:Red Flags …and all the things we’re worried about in relationships that are really not that big of a dealAn excerpt:Maybe the writers of these one-size-fits-all relationship articles are trying to be helpful, … Continue reading

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Cosmo Grrrl

My latest Industry article Cosmo Grrl …On sex icon Helen Gurley Brown’s passing, finding mojo in print, and some advice on writing relationship articles.Maybe Cosmo indoctrinated me into lady concerns, or gave me a slight complex about my body, but that … Continue reading

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The Good Fight

Also in this month’s Industry, in my latest relationship column I continue to parse out the things that test relationships, including those that lead to its strengthening as well as dissolution. Ain’t life a bitch that way, sometimes? Can’t always … Continue reading

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