Long Distance Friends

Maintaining a long-distance relationship takes a lot of work, and I’m not even talking about a romantic partnership.  When you have friends and family you see once a year or once every three to five years, you have to work much harder to grow and cultivate your relationship.  It’s far easier to have a friendship […]

Why I’m Not Talking About Chick-fil-A

Like all of the internet last week, I had (and have) a lot of feelings about “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day”.  I wrote a lot of things, but didn’t post any of them.  I didn’t have anything productive to add.  The people who read these posts already share my general opinions, and I didn’t see the point […]

Why I Need Optimists

I think there are two kinds of selfishness.  There’s the negative kind where you become a narcissist, forcefully oblivious to the needs and concerns of the world around you.  There’s also the kind where you choose to recognize what you need to be healthy and happy, and make a conscious effort to meet those needs […]

Esther Day 2012: What I Mean When I Say I Love You

Happy Esther Day, my loves!  Esther Day is a celebration of the birthday and life of our friend Esther.  It involves, primarily, telling our family and platonic friends that we love them.  This expression of love was Esther’s sixteenth birthday wish.  A few weeks later, after many years fighting papillary thyroid cancer, Esther died. This […]

Creating Craziness

I listen to a podcast called Making It with Riki Lindhome.  I have absolutely no interest in ever becoming involved in the entertainment industry.  (Truly.  I feel like lots of people say that but secretly harbor dreams of becoming wildly famous.  To me, the thought of navigating that world is so repulsive it makes me […]