Ill Prepared

Frank Sinatra crooned, “I’ve gotta be me.” I’ve been trying that my whole life, but I’m not sure my individuality always works in my favor.


Sometimes you feel like a nut, and sometimes you just are the nut.

So They Say

I never knew who “they” were, but I know they say a lot of things. But don’t take my word for it—read on and see if the proof is in the pudding.

My Toy Story

I can’t watch Toy Story. I have a very complicated relationship with stuffed animals. Sure, they’re fun and fluffy—when they want to be. And yes, they give my niece’s room a sweet vibe. But I [...]

Stupid Questions Do Exist

When I was in school, I had several teachers, and more than a few parents and parents of friends, tell me: There are no stupid questions. Sometimes they said it like this, “The only stupid [...]