Welcome! Here you will find award-winning author and entrepreneur Carl Frankel’s thoughts about culture and politics, sex and relationships, the craft of writing, and more.

“Only connect,” the novelist E.M. Forster wrote over a century ago. But to what? To others, of course, and to our own selves, and to the truths that are out there, beyond the din of our culture.

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Meant for Each Other? Hell, No!

Sometimes social psychology research states the obvious. Like, if you set impossibly high standards for a relationship, you’re likelier to feel that you’re failing. This is basically the conclusion of a study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology by Norbert Schwarz and the improbably named Spike W.S. Lee (“Yo’, Spike, how’s tenure working […]

Sex, Love, Conscious Relationships and Founding Our Country

Q: What do the Founding Fathers and partners in an intimate relationship have? A: They’re both in the business of country creation. There are differences, obviously. The Founding Fathers were focusing on kickin’ some British ass. That’s not what intimate couples do (although there’s probably an exception out there somewhere. “Hey, Martha, down with the […]

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