Paper Airplanes

I saw them drift past the cathedral, heard the bells toll for 4:30 mass, and thought that if we were higher than the church itself, we must somehow be closer to God. Two happy hearts, living in scuffed-soled shoes above our one-mile radius world.

Giving Thanks

2014 was am extremely difficult year for me – probably the hardest of my 25 (almost 26) years of life. However, I had some people by my side, and they deserve a bunch of giant hugs and kisses and endless amounts of thank you’s. While I am keeping them anonymous, each of the following paragraphs are individual thank you’s to the people that supported me through 2014, and that I am carrying with me through 2015 and beyond.

Playing Cards Against Humanity with Your Parents

I quickly realized, however, that the problem with playing this game with your parents – no matter how liberal and “cool” they are – is that you discover that your dad knows terms like smegma (dear Lord..) and your best friend does not (and then has to proceed to Google image it) and your mom continually has to ask clarification questions like what exactly is queefing and can someone explain what gloryholes are.

Lessons From My Mother

Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving. –          Gail Tsukiyama A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about the things I’ve learned from my father. Because I love and adore my parents equally, I have […]

Lessons From My Father

It’s only when you grow up, and step back from him, or leave him for your own career and your own home. It’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. – Margaret Truman Over the past few months, I have been trying to strengthen my relationship with my dad. It […]