Thoughts on Role Models in the Information Age

You can't really be my role model unless I don't know you. If I know you, it's possible I admire you and want to be like you in some ways.  But if I know you, I also know what I don't like about you, and I don't want to emulate those things.  If I know …

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Always Until Now: Thoughts on My First Christmas Away From My Family

It's the day after Christmas.  This was the first Christmas I've ever spent with my husband, and the first I've ever not spent with my parents and siblings.  It was weird and nice all at the same time. I missed my own family more than I expected to.  I'm comfortable in routines, and Christopher and I have …

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Why It’s Not a Bad Thing if You’ve Never Been Kissed

Last night, I went out for coffee with one of my best friends.  We went intending to sit and read at the coffee shop, but (inevitably) ended up chatting about life.  Somehow, we got to talking about relationships, and my friend told me about a conversation she'd overheard where two girls were talking about how …

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