Derek Zoolander Thinks I’m Beautiful

I’ve never met Derek Zoolander, but he thinks I’m beautiful.  I’ve never met him because I don’t roll with male models.  Also because he’s a fictional character.  But that’s beside the point.  He still told me I was beautiful.  He said, “Moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty.”  And, […]

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Little kids often go through an inquisitive phase that wreaks havoc on their parents’ hairlines.  “Why?” they ask.  Not once.  Not twice.  Always. “Why is the sky blue?” “Why do dogs bark?” “Why does Melissa get to watch R-rated movies and I don’t?” Fortunately my parents’ brown locks still sprout from their scalp, refusing to […]

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Is Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder?

“I always wanted a little girl,” I hear my mom’s voice coo from somewhere deep in my memory, “and when the doctors told me I was having one, I was so happy!”  I was the long awaited dream.  The basket in which my mother had placed all of her hope eggs.  Yet, when I was […]

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