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GroomI once dated a guy who loved grooming. White guy, ever proud, particularly of his beard, trimming it, shaving it close, never let it run too unruly. He maintained his beard like the persona he tried to upkeep. Calm and contained, seemingly stoic, a front for the confidence he lacked…

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In the courtship of their youth, both my parents were beautiful and neither of them cared. My father was a gift from the Aryan gods, in his Lacoste polos, while my mother was all 70s Italian elegance. A Mediterranean marvel with her jet black hair, short and chic, and velvet…

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Canary in the Coalmine - Feeling my way through this world

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