Love and Sensitivity

Chris Black loves his wife, an experience he recounts herein.

Things I Knew Nothing About (Part 3)

The following is the third and final part in a list of things I knew nothing about before owning a home. Pretty much all of them are profound joys. But the little italicized blurb that began…

Things I Knew Nothing About (Part 2)

The following is part two in a list of things I knew nothing about before owning a home. Some of them are simple or profound joys. Some are great headaches. This is not to say I…

Things I Knew Nothing About (Part 1)

The following is part one in a list of things I knew nothing about before owning a house but are now slightly more familiar to me. Some of them are simple or profound joys. Some are…

A Letter to an Old Friend

Hey man, I just wanted to write and say I had a really good time at your wedding. It was great to spend some time with Mary, which I hadn’t really done before. I’m exceedingly happy…

Love and Sensuality and Sensitivity

When I named this column “Love and Sensuality,” I mostly just liked the way the words sounded together—the way they complicate each other so that love either escalates or plunges into sensuality: Love could be a…

On Physical Attraction

My girlfriend Lex and I recently took a trip to Amsterdam to visit my sister, who is working there for an international real-estate firm. On our first day, my sister and Lex started talking about their…

I Do Some Embarrassing Things for Love

I realized I do some embarrassing things for love while standing outside the women’s restroom at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood. The Artist had just ended a few minutes earlier. I’d already taken care of…

I Got a Woman

Sometimes I call my woman, “Woman.” Sometimes her girlfriends call her, “Girl,” but she is not a girl. She is a woman. Only sometimes do I quote Billy Madison and say, “Don’t tell me my business,…