Category: Ponder

The Case for Hairy Pits

I’m thirty-eight years old, but sometimes I wake up in the morning and I want to feel sixteen. On these mornings, I do two things: I put in all my earrings (8), and I start growing my armpit hair.

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The Wisdom of Anger

Anger is a powerful emotion and tool. It is our truth-teller, a superpower we all possess.  It tells us that something isn’t right, and can be a powerful motivator to initiate change.

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There Is No Good Headline For A Dead Parent

“When someone leaves your life, those exits… are… not made equal. Some are beautiful, and poetic, and satisfying. Others are… abrupt and unfair, but most are just unremarkable, unintentional, clumsy.” -Griffin McElroy, The Adventure Zone My Mom passed away on July 9, 2017. We stood in her ICU room and said everything we needed to say, and then told her she had to go. She had to let the pain end. I had been at a birthday party just 36 hours before, drinking beer and showing off the new house Mom hadn’t seen yet. My fiancé and I got...

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