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How Things Like This End (Part 5)

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2013 | 2:39 PM

Continued from Part 4

I saw the ball from 10 feet away. A chain of events put in motion when my teammate set a volley. The second teammate, for whom the volley was set, hit the ball errantly, causing it to drift high in the air but far...

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How Things Like This Happen (Part 4): A Study in Character

(2) Comments | Posted September 18, 2012 | 2:28 PM

Continued from Part 3

During the entirety of the craziness with Matt, my feelings for and thoughts of Liz greatly evolved. If too much had happened for Matt not to have known how I felt, it also seemed like too much had happened for Liz not to have...

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How Things Like This Happen (Part 3): Societal Indictment

(5) Comments | Posted September 6, 2012 | 7:37 PM

Continued from Part 2

Perhaps the only thing worse than struggling to come out as an adolescent is struggling to come out as an adult. There's the process, the mental incapacitation people go through living lives that simultaneously are and are not their own. There's what society does...

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How Things Like This Happen (Part 2): A Betrayal

(18) Comments | Posted August 30, 2012 | 4:37 PM

Continued from Part 1

Certainty is a peculiar feeling. Many events and conversations and much reflection transpired over the next year. My interactions with Matt went from coy flirtation to intense feelings that I did not foresee.

A few weeks after Matt's virtually unannounced midnight visit, I decided...

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How Things Like This Happen (Part 1): The Origins of Cowardice

(121) Comments | Posted August 23, 2012 | 5:51 PM

Cowardice. Betrayal. Societal indictment. Character study. Misguided trust. A gay love story gone awry. A tragedy. It spans over two years and gives a whole new, diabolical meaning to the belief that love is a transformative experience.

I met Liz while we were both in law school. I thought nothing...

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