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The Consequences of Chick-Lit

The Consequences of Chick-Lit

Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with the escapism of fiction. I can see where a woman reader would enjoy thinking about a group of hunky fireman admiring her beauty. Later, she’s pressed against a freshly waxed red truck as her blouse is ripped open. Continue reading

Of Soap and Dysfunctional Communication

Of Soap and Dysfunctional Communication

Have you ever worked hard to communicate something important? With great effort you spend time agonizing over the perfect words to communicate your important thoughts. You carefully think through what you are going to say, choosing your words carefully…. When the big moment comes you pull it off and voice your thoughts precisely as intended. Uttering those words … Continue reading

My Heroes are Cowboys…and Authors

My Heroes are Cowboys…and Authors

I love the Western genre, of which Robert Duvall once said, “…the English have Shakespeare, the French have Molière, the Russians have Chekhov, and the Western is definitely ours.” Duvall starred in Lonesome Dove, the best coming of age movie ever made. It’s is like Steel Magnolias for men. If you need to teach your son … Continue reading

Guest Post: Staying Out of The Friendzone

Guest Post: Staying Out of The Friendzone

By: Christie Hartman, PhD In honor of friendzone week, Smooth thought it prudent to seek opinion of a legitimate expert. Thanks to Dr. Hartman making a guest appearance here. The Friend Zone The Friend Zone refers to that place where someone you’re interested in likes you but doesn’t want to take the relationship to the next … Continue reading