That's What She Said

Boy Crush

Many of us take for granted our effect on other people, assuming our existence is a solitary one. A recent trip to my son’s school made me realize that I am a celebrity, not in the media world, but in the eyes ...

Braving the Water

I pride myself on my dedication and efforts to be a good mother. However, I’m afraid I let Mr. Carter experience something that he really didn’t like … and I could have stopped it from happening.Over Labor ...

My American Horror Hotel Story

I have a good life. I’ve been fortunate enough to experience good friends, a loving family, and colleagues that have been incredibly supportive. But there is one major difference between me and most people in m...

No Soap, No Bathing … No Bueno

I don’t smell!That was part of the headline I saw from The Guardian for a story that introduced me to people who chose to no longer shower or bathe. You read that correctly; these people have decided to liv...

Saying Goodbye

I’m not a fan of house-flipping shows. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve sat through many of them and am curious what the end results look like. However, what I don’t like is the idea of a home as just a building and th...

The Farts of Life

Everybody farts. Whether we admit to it or not, we are built to pass gas when necessary. For some, those moments can come at the most inopportune time. I grew up in a family that had the freedom to expres...

Our Country’s Identity Crisis

Genealogy has been a hot topic for many years, the biggest beneficiary being ancestry.com. My sister has gone much further than looking relatives up online, serving as my family’s true genealogist for decades. ...

Appointment Disappointment

There is nothing more frustrating than going to the trouble of making an appointment and the service not be worth your effort. I think the rearranging of your schedule to make these appointments possible should...

The Q-Tip From Hell

I have had my share of doctor visits. From being diagnosed with IBS as a seven-year-old, and then kidney failure at 27, much of the first half of my existence included interactions with those dressed in white c...

Standing Up for Our Bodies

Gay men have a reputation for worshipping fierce women, those who are bold enough to speak their minds and discard anyone who threatens to stand in their way. In this time of a renewed abortion debate, I think ...

Workplace Avengers

The worst part of ourselves tends to emerge when we’re placed in a defensive position, where normally hidden thoughts are strewn like weapons from our forked tongues. When I placed a colleague in such a positio...