Love And Lies

Does Mom Tell Stories?

Clancy Martin |
I was telling a story over dinner with friends the other day, and everyone was laughing (I’m pleased to say), and I added, “True story! True story! You can ask Reb... more

Am I Writing My Daughter’s Future, or Rewriting My Own Past?

Clancy Martin |
Last night I was talking to my fifteen-year-old about her summer PSAT prep class, which she doesn’t want to take. She called me after class today (I’m a long-distance dad)... more

Why You Should Learn to Lie

Clancy Martin |
One of my readers from Australia recently wrote: My girlfriend (who is basically my wife, we’ve lived together for 4 years now) said what I thought was the oddest thing tw... more

For the Truth About Lying, Look to Your Toddler

Clancy Martin |
If your two-year-old child lies, Dr. Kang Lee of the University of Toronto has found, she or he is likely to be more successful in life—and, loosely speaking, the better she lie... more

Heartbroken, Dreaming the Impossible Dream

Clancy Martin |
Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. For scientists who work on the subject, this is no longer the popular model for thinking about grief, but it is so close t... more

What Becomes of the Brokenhearted?

Clancy Martin |
The last time I was dumped I thought I was the one leaving. For months I had been trying to get rid of this woman. We were living together. She herself said, “I’m like an albatr... more

Does Love Take Us Anywhere Other Than Death? Does It Matter?

Clancy Martin |
Originally we had four arms and four legs, and could gymnastically tumble with such terrifying speed that we assaulted Mount Olympus. Zeus, freaked out by all these two-headed h... more

Smart Men are Monogamous

Clancy Martin |
A new study by Satoshi Kanazawa at the London School of Economics has shown that the higher a man’s IQ is, the more likely he is to be be liberal, an atheist, and — ... more

The Universe in an Elevator

Clancy Martin |
I was in an elevator yesterday–we don’t spend a lot of time in elevators in Kansas City, Missouri–and a smartly-dressed guy with good hair gave me a look. I lo... more

Two of My Students Killed Themselves – What Were They Thinking?

Clancy Martin |
Last week, one of my students committed suicide. A few months ago, another of my students killed himself. I was talking about this with a friend, trying to deal with it, and she... more

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