Category Archives: Personal column

  1. Do men hope for marriage?

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    December 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    I inadvertently played engagement photographer a couple of weekends ago. While walking across the Walnut Street Bridge, a woman asked …
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  2. Solo Christmas isn’t a tragedy

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    December 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    One of the best Christmases I ever spent was in Paris, in a borrowed flat with the boy I love. …
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  3. Long distance relationship challenge

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    December 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    A friend once told me long-distance relationships should be avoided like the plague. “In fact,” he said, “they are worse …
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  4. Northwestern live sex demo: No harm, no foul?

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    December 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    Northwestern University, where I attended graduate school, recently spent a few weeks at the center of a controversy eddy for …
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  5. Thirtysomething

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    December 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    Tuesday was my birthday. I’m not sure when I started feeling a little let down each year on March 29, …
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  6. Chattanooga stinks

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    October 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    After publishing a column ostensibly about the new Volkswagen Passat — but really about how Chattanooga is unbearably hot and smells really, …
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  7. A cinematic Christmas

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    October 10, 2013 by nooffensebut

    I forgot all about Sandra Bullock. Not that she exists, though I confess she hasn’t been uppermost on my mind …
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  8. The danger of wearing your heart on your sleeve

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    October 10, 2013 by nooffensebut

    Despite writing a newspaper column that often touches on my personal life, I place a lot of value on discretion. …
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  9. Barbie to baby… the clock ticks

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    October 10, 2013 by nooffensebut

    In the Leber family, “My Cousin Vinny” stands high on the list of favorite movies. At lunch recently, my visiting …
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  10. I’m not lying about my age

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    October 10, 2013 by nooffensebut

    “A diplomat,” poet Robert Frost once said, “is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her …
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