What’s your primary question?

What’s your primary question?

When I was twenty, I liked a guy who posted really sad lyrics on his Facebook profile.   I spent a lot of time wondering about those posts.   Another weird song lyric. Who is it about?   I was brushing my teeth and thinking about Max’s cryptic Facebook...
How I Became Athletic (A Love Story)

How I Became Athletic (A Love Story)

People talk sometimes about being picked last in gym class, but they’re probably exaggerating. Maybe they were picked second or third to last. But me? I was actually picked last, more times than I would like to admit....
Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

It is my first best friend’s birthday. Elementary school was hard — I was smart and weird, which is not the best combination for fitting in — and when I met my first best friend, it seemed like a gift. There are ridiculous pictures of us dressing up like our...
Are you riding the blame bus?

Are you riding the blame bus?

Are you stuck in the past? Spending too much time thinking about something that happened yesterday, or last month? Endlessly rehashing conversations and berating yourself for saying something dumb, not being kind enough, or that whole host of bad decisions from 2009?...
Don’t want to call your parents? Read this.

Don’t want to call your parents? Read this.

My mom got sick a month after I graduated from college. It was a tumultuous year full of hospital stays, and for a long time, we didn’t know if she would live. Fast forward almost ten years, and my mom is still with us. We didn’t lose her, but due to the...