You’ve undoubtedly heard the saying before – a whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Well, that’s often said about companies, countries and charity organizations, but the same can be said of people. You are greater than the sum of your parts. I got to thinking about this after watching an exceedingly tense… More Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It
Oh, the blame game. We’ve all played it – something goes wrong, and regardless of whose fault it is (including ours), we immediately start trying to shift blame around. Find someone or something to point the finger at with confidence. Preferably, someone or something that isn’t ourselves. This is an attitude that starts when we’re… More Whose Fault is it, Anyway?
I’m a big fan of ’80s movies, and I love no character quite as much as I love Miles, Joel Goodman’s requisite best friend in Risky Business. Miles is brilliant. Miles got chased by Guido the killer pimp the night before his trig midterm. Miles delivered this bit of cinematic brilliance: “Sometimes you’ve just gotta… More Sometimes You’ve Just Gotta Say “What the F*ck.”
I am a firm believer in the totally absurd idea that if I think really hard about someone – think “I love you”, think “I miss you”, think “I care” – then somehow, the universe will find a way to make that sentiment known to the person in question. This is obviously ridiculous. But hell,… More That Christmas Feeling, and Other Nonsense of Importance
I’m starting to realize something about my quarter-life crisis. It’s not actually a crisis. The past year or so has seen no shortage of me blogging about various and assorted states of “what-the-hell-am-I-doing-with-my-life” that are so common among millennials (and, I would argue, humanity in general). But the more I think about it, and the… More In Time
With my older (and only) sister’s wedding just two short days away, it goes without saying that I’ve been thinking a lot about weddings lately. I’ll admit that in the past few years I’ve become somewhat disenchanted with the wedding industry, and my general desire for a wedding can be summed up in the words… More The Thing About Weddings
Oh, The Notebook. A movie that made scores of women (and men) weep with abandon in 2004. Remember this bit, when Rachel McAdams comes running back to Ryan Gosling and then gets all conflicted about leaving him again? And he just asks her, over and over again: Well, that’s a fair question. And frankly, it’s… More I Don’t Know, Ryan Gosling