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Roadside Roses

She watched as a blue SUV slowed and pulled in. The sole occupant, a man in a salmon-colored polo shirt, didn’t get out. Camilla guessed he was wrestling with a decision. Whether to buy her roses, take the job offer, or move far away, Camilla couldn’t guess. And guessing was something she couldn’t help doing.

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No Action Verb for Sex Feeds Taboo and Shame

Sex is a commonly performed human act. But, imagine you’re at a dinner party. You’re with your lover, and all you want to do is go home and have sex. Sex is an action, but you’re not going to talk about it, and, if you did, what action verb would you use?