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Mastering the Art of Losing

The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster. – from “One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop Caring about anything is always a risk, because, as Elizabeth Bishop said, the art of losing […]

What’s wrong with dating a clone?

I don’t believe in fate, but I do sometimes find that logic fails to explain circumstance. I recently had the experience of finding someone on a dating website who was theoretically a 99% match for me, but was unfortunately categorically unwilling to date me due to the arrangement […]

Happiness and the Flow of Fiends

April is Switcheroo Month here at the Gutter so alex is flipping from the big screen to the tiny screen and writing about the video game Best Fiends and self help books. Recently I’ve had three different books recommended to me, all with the word happiness in the title, and […]