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 […]

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 […]

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 […]