Can I Be Completely Honest With You?

Do you want me to be honest with you? Do you want the truth? What’s awful about a scenario where someone says this is that it always precedes bad news. No one has ever asked, “can I be completely honest with you,” and followed it up with saying all the words that the listener wanted […]

Dear Generation X, You Jelly? Love, Gen Y

Should we be offended by this?¬†I mean, I’m sure we should, at least a bit. Lazy? That’s original. The generation right before yours used to refer to you as the “productive and efficient” generation, right? Or does the term “slacker” ring a bell?…¬†Entitled? Narcissistic? Um…we’re in our fucking twenties and thirties. It’s not a generational […]

When Did Facebook Updates Become a Benchmark for Maturity?

When Facebook became a “thing” amongst my peers, I was in my sophomore year of high school. At that time you had to have a “.edu” email address to join, so knowing someone in college willing to lend you theirs was a sign of considerable coolness. I didn’t bother with Facebook. It wasn’t because I […]

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 […]

A Book In the Hand Is Worth 2 MB On the iPhone

Reading is important. I know there are a plethora of mediums to send and receive information which are much more popular these days, but I’m sure reading inspires parts of the imagination in ways unlike any of those other formats. Personally, I still much prefer film and television when accessing fiction stories, but very little […]