August 3, 2016

People look at you differently when you carry a motorcycle helmet onto an airplane. You're not just another girl, or another guy, or another couple--you're the couple passing the helmet back and forth to each other while arranging items in the overhead bin, careful to...

July 8, 2016

Photo by Adrian Collins Photography

Recently, I found myself deep within a writing slump. It starts with winking, conspiratorial denial: you've been working hard, you deserve to take a couple of days off, don't feel bad! Then it goes to self-flagellation: you haven't wr...

July 17, 2015

In romantic relationships, I used to be fond of saying that I needed to feel wanted; I didn't want to feel needed. (We get to say things like that in our twenties, right?) To me, feeling wanted was to feel chosen, special. Feeling needed was to feel pressured, overly r...

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