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....
Jessica’s chair

Jessica’s chair

(2014) Jessica had the office across from yours for two years. At first you helped with her lesson plans, but eventually you started talking about everything. One day, you made the choice to be in love with her. We are always responsible for these things—even if they...

Three Ways to Be Happier Today

1. Ask yourself: will this matter five years from now? Sometimes, the answer is yes. But sometimes, it’s something that you can easily smooth over. Forget the fight you had with your sister, the invitation that went unanswered, your drama at work. It is very...

Feeling unsure about love? This one’s for you.

I thought I was a poet in college. I remember sitting in my poetry teacher’s office during office hours. We were supposed to talk about my poetry (some of it was pretty bad), but I really wanted to ask her some questions. I would have said something like this: When...

In some ways, you’re already a legend.

There are people who talk. They tell stories. People ask for advice, and maybe people you know are reminded of you. Across town. Across the country. Maybe even across the world. “When it happened to my friend…” There are people who wait to hear the outcome of...