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
It’s all about the brand. This vaguely cynical idea has existed in marketing and advertising forever, punched up over the past five or six years by the whiskey-soaked soliloquies of Don Draper. But what some people don’t necessarily like hearing is that what is true of products is also true of people. The most important thing you… More On Hunter S. Thompson, Atticus Finch and Selling Yourself
I read a fantastic article today from The Greatist about the importance of taking the time to ‘unplug’ in our lives. It’s not a new concept. In fact, I’m pretty sure it’s been around for as long as technology has been around. But honestly, as I’m sure all of you know, it’s not as easy… More Unplugged
“I wonder if I’m just trying to make him a character because I feel bad. The “stable” ones never have a storyline and are never interesting. And they should be! They can be! … But I devoted all of my time to an egomaniacal psychopath.” Story of my love life, or commentary I made to… More But I Devoted All of My Time to an Egomaniacal Psychopath (and other writing truths)
“Ugh, we’re so old now.” Odds are, you’ve heard this phrase thrown around by a Millennial or two over the past few years. It can be in reference to anything – the fact that two glasses of wine is now more than enough. The pain of paying bills and doing taxes. The idea that a… More We Are Made of Nostalgia, Not of Age
Are you sure? I feel like we’re asked this question a lot in our lives, starting at a ridiculously young age. “Are you sure” really begins to be serious when you’re a senior in high school and making a decision about college. You make a choice. Someone asks, “Are you sure?” Then you choose a… More Are You Sure?