I recently had the opportunity to catch up with an old family friend who I hadn’t seen in a few years. The conversation turned to her grandchildren, who I haven’t seen since they were itty bitty. A middle granddaughter, who my friend described as having been a shy, quiet child, has discovered the fine arts … Continue reading Theater for the Introverted
A few years ago, I had determined that I wanted to read more literary classics. I had picked up a copy of Erich Marie Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front at a used bookstore. I started reading it around Memorial Day but didn’t really get into it until closer to July. In my town … Continue reading The Book That Ruined Patriotism
A friend of mine every year goes to Jamaica for a week. She and her husband spend the week sitting on the beach. They read, they talk, they relax. And every year she talks about how much she can’t wait to go back. I’m happy for her that she’s found something that relaxes her (and … Continue reading I Don’t Do Beach Vacations
Every so often I’ll come across a song that for one reason or another annoys the snot out of me. And I’d like to share one such song with you today. The song in question is “I’m Coming Over” by Chris Young (you can listen to it here). It was released in 2015, as far … Continue reading That Was The Best Metaphor?
Remember the Tea Party? If you don’t, they were a movement that sprang up in the mid-2000s. I want to say they were in reaction to Obama’s election, but I may be misremembering. At any rate, they were a group of radical conservatives who caused a hell of a lot of trouble. I was attending … Continue reading That Time I Ended Up At A Tea Party Rally On My Birthday
Have you ever done something stupid or embarrassing? Something that made you blush or left you feeling totally mortified? And did you lay in bed that night playing it back in your mind over and over, feeling that embarrassment all over again? Yeah, me too. I was in second grade at a small school, if … Continue reading The Persistence of Embarrassment
It was late on a Tuesday night. I was scrolling through Facebook when the message popped up. The name was familiar though I had to think back to remember how I knew him. We had been in a marketing group in college together. Now, it had been eight years since I’d graduated and he was … Continue reading The Pitch