Tag: friendship

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It was our first connection in years, but the conversation flowed. We were messaging on Facebook. I told her how proud I was of her large family of girls, her homeschooling and happy marriage. We reminisced a little. Then a toddler needed something, followed by a baby. She had to go right then, but it […]

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A fun-loving friend of mine recently took a trip to the Sin City of the South. Somehow, she ended up joining some friends in a club where the dancers get down to their skivvies. Being the sweet and zany girl she is, she naturally ended up on stage — fully clothed — and soon had a […]

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How to Avoid a Road Trip

 

“Spring is in the air.”
“It is.”
“We could just get in the car and start driving.”
“We could.”
“A road trip. To anywhere. It wouldn’t matter where.”
“We could.”

shutterstock_114034636-2But we wouldn’t. Not because we both wouldn’t want to, but because it would be stupid. One of us had to remember that. If he wouldn’t, I would. I owed him at least that much.

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C. S. Lewis – The Four Loves: It is… easy to see why Authority frowns on Friendship. Every real Friendship is a sort of secession, even a rebellion. It may be a rebellion of serious thinkers against accepted clap-trap or of faddists against accepted good sense; of real artists against popular ugliness or of charlatans […]

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Waiting for Cataracts, Or, Advice from Dr. Savage

 

2010-07-19_ProteusRicochet’s own Dr. George Savage happens to be the most completely competent person I know, and over the years I’ve come to rely on his advice for more or less every decision I make. In the last year alone, I’ve asked his advice on used cars (he told me I should go ahead and buy the car in question, because even with 100,000 miles on the odometer a BMW was just getting broken in), what to do with whatever remains of what I continue to flatter myself by calling “my career” (do what you can every day and just forget about the rest), and which Fitbit to buy (any model other than the one that incorporates a GPS, which is just too heavy and clunky).

With an eye exam coming up, I asked George just the other day for his advice on yet another matter:  Should I get Lasik surgery?

There is the risk of complications, which is low, but I prefer to avoid purely elective procedures as a surefire way of taking the probability down to a manageable zero percent. So you can tell that I’m not a fan.  If we were both thirty years old at this point I might have a different recommendation.

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As a recent conversation begun by Professor Rahe drifted insouciantly into saucy territory, I began to consider what makes a man attractive to a woman besides an awesome tux.  Naturally I look to Mae West for answers, and am struck by, “Flattery will get you everywhere”.  I think most women here will agree that flattery will […]

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