Condom commercials have always played up protected sex as alluring. A specific brand may “intensify the feeling” or “help you last longer.” A few will numb your penis for you or make your vagina tingle for “heightened stimulation.” Some condom commercials even allude to the brand’s ability to make you a more attractive partner. Let’s… Read More My Realistic Condom Commercial
In Chicago, very few unwritten social contracts are as dear to me as the pedestrian-to-driver wave. Sometimes, it’s a head nod. I take pride in my ability slow my pace slightly, calmly put my hand in the air, and give a slight nod to drivers at stop lights, stop signs, or any other occurrence of… Read More The Wave: The Best Unwritten Social Contract OF ALL TIME?
On nights of introversion, I often feel a twinge of loneliness. Sometimes the twinge mutates into a blunt ache if I let it. Or if I don’t prevent it. I can never pinpoint exactly what it is. A remorse for what I haven’t done or who I haven’t seen, perhaps? A longing for the ability… Read More Huerco S. and the Soundtracking of the Loneliest Thought
I remember crying over missed free throws. Ron Harper stepped up to the line in Denver at the end of a close game. He bricked the first, he air-balled the second. I knew it was over. The team was en-route to winning 72 games, but I was 10 and had to do what I had… Read More There’s No More Us: Death of a Bulls Fan