Category Archives Shredded Dignity

When you're young you run for the pleasure of chasing or being chased. Hide and Go Seek is full of mystery and adventure and fear of being discovered. You're rich just by passing out Monopoly money and you have magical powers just by saying you do. The world is mysterious and you're not sure what you're going to be when…

At 1:30 a.m. this morning, I read the final lines of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's book One Hundred Years of Solitude and found myself filled with a troubling melancholy. Setting the book down, I poured another glass of wine and took it onto the back porch to think in the quiet solitude of the early morning hours. I both loved and…

We live in a modern world. And that means a lot of change in how we do things. Take dating for instance. We used to meet somebody, somewhere and there would be a connection. A shared joke. A shared laugh. A shared look. A moment that made them somehow stand out from the rest. And you knew they were going…

Sometimes, things don't work out the way we originally picture them. And I've found, over time, that when faced with a shift, there's always purpose. Sometimes, the universe realigns in your favor or in the favor of someone else. And sometimes that realignment can be in the guise of disappointment, inconvenience or even heartache. I had a realignment very recently.…

I'd gotten so used to riding the bus to rehearsal on weekday evenings when everything was quiet and sullen; the bus filled with people just trying to get through the week. People who only wanted to get home, make dinner, and go to bed so they could get enough sleep to get up and do it all over again. I'd…

So, I've been dreaming about penises lately. There are the typical penis dreams and their obvious interpretations. If you're a woman and you dream of a penis, then sometimes the dream can mean the desire for more sex. Or it could mean that you're looking to add attributes of maleness into your life: decisiveness, strength, unwillingness to ask for directions.…

So, I've been doing online dating for a bit now. I haven't been posting about every guy but some of them just really stand out from the crowd. Like last week's. We had been exchanging texts and phone calls for about a week and he seemed interesting enough for a meetup. So, I leave the location up to him. My…

"Let's take a bath together," you said with a boyish grin and so I found myself lighting a candle while the warm water filled the tub. We sat, soaking in the warmth, our legs wrapped around each other while you washed my hair. "That was fantastic, I think I should like to do it again," you said, kissing me by…

I have the most interesting experiences while waiting in lines. First of all, I'm the type of person that other people just seem to open up to. I find myself hearing all about the cashier's long day, boyfriend troubles, or the fact that their ankle bracelet from work release is really rubbing them wrong. As interesting as those face to…

This year for Valentine's Day I thought I would write a blog that wasn't about Valentine's Day...or my lack of a boyfriend...or the fact that I avoid the pink and red aisle until just after midnight every year when I buy myself a discounted box of chocolates at CVS. This isn't a blog about all the guys who've disappointed me…

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