Cause and Effect of Being a Recruiter

If you’ve ever dated a recruiter, especially one who has been in the field for a while, you might find him/her a bit more insensitive than your past significant others. Or there’s always a sense of urgency to move “on to the next one” instead of fleshing out something that you feel needs closure. It’s not that we’re More...

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By David Gaines On Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
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You Say Tomāto, I Say Tomăto

When my fellow co-worker Sunil came in this morning, I reflexively greeted him with, “how’s it going?” This is something I ask without thinking, something that comes out of my mouth before my More...

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By David Gaines On Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
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Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone

Here’s to your Valentine’s, hoping it’s as sweet as the first family’s…    More...

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By David Gaines On Thursday, December 29th, 2011
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An Ode To Nduku Malombe — The Video

One of my homeboys told me that posting all this “crap” about my girl was annoying. Wait until he sees this… [The music is Charles Cameron’s “I’ll Never Stop Loving You” More...

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By David Gaines On Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
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So Much Said In So Few Words

Three days had passed since I first met this stunning girl at the movies. Instantly she caught my attention, yet for whatever reason, she said nothing to me — so I said nothing to her.  More...

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By David Gaines On Thursday, August 26th, 2010
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The Culmination of a Series of What Ifs

It’s intimidating how delicate life is. Every single choice we make yields a result. Every single decision we make, no matter how small the detail, serves a role in how life unfolds. Every single insignificant More...

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By David Gaines On Sunday, June 27th, 2010
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How Hard Is It To Be Taken Seriously?

Want to be taken more serious? Hand someone a heavy book. Or a bowling ball. Or maybe even a 48-inch TV. A study conducted by a bunch of smart people determined that there’s a relationship between “weight, More...

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By David Gaines On Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009
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One More Reason Men Have No Remorse

Let me add a little something extra to the “Why Do We Men Handle The Breakup So Callously?” posting. Often when talking to one of my homegirls who are in a bad relationship, she’ll ask why can’t More...

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By David Gaines On Sunday, April 19th, 2009
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Why Do We Men Breakup So Callously?

After reading Kim Miles’ posting about Men, Women, and the Ability to Move On, I started reflecting on some of the relationships that I walked out on. I don’t consider myself one of the good ones; I More...

Men and Women Simply Think Differently
By David Gaines On Sunday, April 12th, 2009
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Men See in Black and White While Women See All That Gray

Whenever I’m telling Lisa [my homegirl at the agency] something about someone I know, I refer to that person as my homeboy or homegirl — and all together as my people. Everyone is my homeboy or homegirl. More...