Friend Dating

The other night, a friend of mine and I were talking about how hard it is to make new friends in the grown-up world. She recently moved to a new city, and although she already knows some people there, obviously an effort needs to be made to make some new friends. Here’s the thing, though. … More Friend Dating

Sticks and Stones

I came across an article today on Huff Post about Ann Coulter calling Obama a retard on Twitter. Was I shocked? No. The only reason Ann Coulter exists is to shock people. She’s the Howard Stern of conservatives. But just because I wasn’t surprised, that doesn’t mean I wasn’t angered. Before I speak my piece, … More Sticks and Stones

I thought of that old joke, y’know. This guy goes to a psychiatrist and says, “Doc, my brother’s crazy; he thinks he’s a chicken.” And the doctor says, “Well, why don’t you turn him in?” The guy says, “I would, but I need the eggs.” Well, I guess that’s pretty much now how I feel … More

Literarily Speaking

Literary fiction is a masturbatory exercise. Do I have your attention? I spent four years in college studying English and creative writing, and obviously a large part of that involved reading and analyzing books. It was great. I absolutely loved sitting around in a circle discussing The Virgin Suicides or Jesus’ Son. But I had … More Literarily Speaking