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This is Real Life

I Woke up today not knowing what I was in-store for as my day unfolded. I had planned to spend my day having fun outside. My reality is I’m sitting in my apartment alone and being consumed with emotions. 465 more words

My Story

In Defense of Magic Mike, take two.

A little over three years ago, I wrote a blog post entitled, “In Defense of Magic Mike” wherein I explained, rather impatiently, why I was so upset that people were so upset by a film about strippers. 1,439 more words

This Is Real Life.

Shark Week 2015 Edition

I’ve written about this subject before and will continue to do so for, what I can only assume, will be a long time. Discovery Channel’s shark week. 352 more words


Lessons Learned in the Northwest

Imagine you are in a coffee shop in your hometown. Your dad doesn’t know a ton about your dissertation in Renaissance literature, but he knows a lot about medicine, and it turns out both your areas of expertise require sitting and pottering away at laptops wherever you can get a wifi signal and a cup of coffee. 596 more words

The Problem With Dating Sites

I’m not the first person, nor am I going to be the last to rant about dating sites. But here goes. . .

Recently, out of sheer morbid curiosity (and a constant nagging from my mother), I joined two dating sites– Tinder and Plenty of Fish. 300 more words


What I Wish Someone had Written to Me

First of all, let me just say that I had some truly amazing teachers during my time in public school. Honestly. I remember every bad teacher I ever had because there were so few of them. 349 more words

This Is Real Life.