Author Archive: R. Chase

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Gone Fishin’

Gone Fishin’

| September 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

There is a cruelty of ironic proportion to the Universe that forces you into serious retrospection at the most inopportune moments of your life.

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Swan Song For The Middle-Aged Bachelor

Swan Song For The Middle-Aged Bachelor

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

There he sits, at the corner of the bar.

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Dating Reruns

Dating Reruns

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

As a kid I used to sit through three months of “Gilligan’s Island” reruns during those lazy summer months between school years.

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Boyfriend To Bachelor

Boyfriend To Bachelor

| July 25, 2013 | 1 Comment

Re-entering the world of the bachelor is a lot like standing in front of a cold pool on a hot summer day. You can either ease yourself in gradually, or you can just jump in.

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Falling Apart

Falling Apart

| July 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

In Chinua Achebe’s classic book, Things Fall Apart, a simple oversight becomes the progenitor of destruction for the African tribe of Ibo (usually spelled Igbo).

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All My Exes Text Me From Texas

All My Exes Text Me From Texas

| May 16, 2013 | 1 Comment

My muscles ache, sweat drips from my brow, and my fingers twitch. Am I crazy? Do I have PTSD? Why does every minute tick by, in fear, as I stare at my phone, terrified of what comes next? I’m living a Pavlovian nightmare, every time I hear it buzz my heart skips a beat.

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The L Word

The L Word

| March 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the Supreme Court case Jacobellis vs. Ohio, 1964, Justice Potter Stewart was pressed to define pornography. He answered that he could never intelligibly do so, but, he said, “I know it when I see it.”

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Into The Abyss

Into The Abyss

| March 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the final chapter of psychedelic guru Carlos Castenada’s fourth book, he is confronted with a cliff, beyond which spans an abyss. His Yaqui Indian teacher, Don Juan Matus, instructs him to leap off the edge, with no assurance of survival or outcome.

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Bachelor To Boyfriend

Bachelor To Boyfriend

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

There is something inherently tragic about a man with good taste and bad discretion.

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The Darwinism Of Dating

The Darwinism Of Dating

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Yao People of South Africa believed that taking a photograph of a person could steal his or her soul.

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