“‘Cause they need a new song like a new religion, music for the television. I can’t do the long division. Someone do the math.” ~Jason Mraz (Wordplay) I don’t like Twitter. There’s just something counterproductive in finding something to say, then being forced to limit it to 140 letters, or characters, or whatever they want … Continue reading Like a New Religion
I woke up this morning, determined not to fall victim to any of the lies I knew would be posted to Facebook today. No, I don’t believe anyone got pregnant overnight. No, I don’t think Kobe Bryant is the next Dr. Who. No, I cannot even fathom why anyone would post that they had the … Continue reading It’s April, Fool
“I live a simple life. Unfettered by complex sweets. You think this isn’t me? Don’t be weak. There I go. I’m so sorry.” ~R.E.M. I say sorry all the time, but I hardly ever actually mean it. It’s become a reflex, a placeholder that fills the space when I feel judged and I want the … Continue reading The Apologist, Part 3
“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca I’m used to qualifying what I say. You know: “What I meant was…” or “I hope you know… wasn’t what I meant.” That’s because too often I’ve been misunderstood. I think it has something to do … Continue reading To Be Understood
I don’t think I’ll ever understand it. My 9-year old can clearly recall what happened 7 years ago in startling detail, from the clothes we were wearing to the shows she watched on television. She can remember every single one of her birthdays, the names of people she met once 5 years ago, and when … Continue reading Chatting With Lexi: On Memory
Most styles of greeting depend on the other person in the exchange. For instance, I see this one guy nearly every day, and each time we see each other for the first time he says, “What’s good?” To which I guess I’m supposed to say, “What’s good?” in return, but I always say, “Nothing new,” … Continue reading ‘Sup?