The Most Important Thing You’ll Read Today

Next time you get your hands on a newspaper, flip to the obituaries. I know it’s not an instinctual action. The only person I knew to read the obituary as a habit was my grandfather who used to say, “if I read the death notices and don’t see me in ’em, it’ll be a good […]

F**k You, Past Me!

I very often think of myself in my past circumstances as if I were a completely difference person. I suppose that’s almost accurate. The Me I am now has the experience that Past Me necessarily lacks. Sometimes when I think on Past Me’s struggles I think of what a shame it was that she suffered […]

Can We Appreciate the Sweet without the Sour?

The sweet is never as sweet without the sour.┬áThat’s what we tell ourselves and one another. When the obstacles of life accumulate and become seemingly insurmountable, it’s comforting, I guess, to remind ourselves that it won’t always be this way. Even the religious, when faced with a dilemma of faith, often quell their doubts with […]