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 […]

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 […]

On Friends with Benefits

Whether you call them “friends with benefits,” “special friends,” or the always classy “fuck buddies,” it all pretty much amounts to the same thing: someone that can be called upon to satisfy sexual needs, but who doesn’t accept the title or responsibilities of a true romantic partner. They are good for taking care of, physiologically […]

Tears: Apparently a Renewable Resource

At some point the tears are supposed to stop, right? I have a feeling it shouldn’t take this long to adjust to the new normal. Yet, every time I think I’m making progress, here come the tears. From seemingly out of the blue. At first they were tears for myself. Why did I have to […]