Politics and Religion: Can We Talk?

Okay, …my mother gave me some pretty clear advice as a teenager to never discuss, debate, or argue two things: Politics and Religion. And of course, like any strong-willed teen, I wanted to think she was wrong and got into my fair share of disagreements…

Rethinking the Grown Up Way We Live

When did a Jimmy-sprinkled cupcake become the enemy? Why did we start calling an hour of play, exercise? When did we start expecting our friends to live up to our expectations? How did we decide that what’s going to happen tomorrow is way more important than what’s going on right now? Tell me, at what point does…

A Letter to My Lovers

In the beginning, we never imagine the end. . . Dear Mark You teased me relentlessly about being too young – that one year difference, between still in high school and post graduate freedom, seemed as big as an ocean at the time. But we hung in there for a while anyway, navigating the examined drama…

Even When It’s Right; It’s Not Perfect

I know that many of us are searching. Looking for the right job, the right man or woman, a closer parking spot, the perfect house in a perfect neighborhood. We all want ideal, pretty much most of the time. But even when it is right, and you know it, it’s usually not perfect. That’s because,…