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 […]

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. That’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 […]

A Stranger in Need (Is Still a Stranger)

July 14, in a moment of loneliness and desperation, I signed up with a dating site. Today I closed out my account. I only used the app when I was bored because each message I received supplied me with A) attention, or B) a chance to flex my superiority complex. I wasn’t making “connections” or […]