I can't believe I've found someone who is patient enough, gentle enough, empathetic enough, and brave enough to stand by my side for eight whole months. I know saying that someone "feels like home" has become somewhat of a cliché, but I understand that phrase when it comes to this human. He is way too … Continue reading a human for whom i am very grateful
"This is your dog," my mom said, emphatically shoving a phone in my face that presented a picture of the scraggliest, oddest-looking kangaroo/deer creature I had ever seen. I'm not sure what caused me to pick up the phone -- whether it were desperation after having searched for a dog to adopt for months, plain … Continue reading the dog who rescued me
This is a question I've found myself asking myself a number of times in my life, whether it be concerning a romantic or platonic relationship. Everyone will find his or herself in this position at least once in life, but I think I've been there so many times because I was very fake for a … Continue reading is it a toxic relationship or are we just in a rough patch?
This past weekend I recorded a podcast with my friend Lee Carl (if you want to go check it out, it's the post below this one), and he asked me a question that had never actually been directly posed to me. Right in the middle of conversation, he looked me in the eyes and asked, … Continue reading am i misunderstood or just a crazy b-word?
I recognize that I am a political crusader type on social media. I realize that many of you (probably white males in particular) roll your eyes when you see that yet another stress-inducing and condescending Ethel post is rolling in. I know the feeling when news is the last thing you want to see on … Continue reading for those of you who have considered unfriending me this past year
When I first read this question posed to me by a reader, I laughed aloud because the truth is...I was the f-boy's biggest fan until fairly recently in my life. The question posed to me was this -- how do we distinguish between boys and men? Between the frat bros who won't even order you … Continue reading frat boys vs men: the real difference between them and how to steer clear of toxic relationships
Howdy friends. If you're just here to ask a question and don't need to hear my long-windedness before doing so, just scroll to the bottom of this post and ask away! It's totally anonymous. Thanks. I know that most of my work on this blog so far is so depressing that it makes the "Tell-Tale … Continue reading HELP — anonymously ask me anythihg!
If you or anyone you know is struggling, help is available. Speak with a (free) counselor today. National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 Writing this feels like I'm standing before an emotional fire squad, waiting to hear the first shot that will bring me to my knees and shove the air from my lungs. Waiting to … Continue reading on suicide
Illustration: Daryl Cagle Disclaimer: This is not a political argument, for once. Dear friends who disagree with me and (probably) are sick of my political crusading, Living in Mississippi, I am acutely aware of the fact that a high number of my friends have a very different perception and evaluation of the world around us. … Continue reading to the friends I disagree with, I’m sorry
I'm in the midst of drafting my senior thesis focused on the epistemic phenomenon of white racial bias amid a culture that openly decries racism. I basically want to understand how people who know that racial prejudice is morally wrong still engage in racist behavior. The answer to that question is something after which I've … Continue reading admitting that I don’t know
I don't want to be obnoxious with the frequency of my political posts (though I'm afraid that ship has already sailed...), but I just saw a post from a friend of mine on Facebook that strangely took my breath away. I'm not sure what that emotional cocktail was comprised of, whether it was disappointment or … Continue reading a plea to Christian Republicans: Jesus loves you, but Trump doesn’t
There has been a problem swimming around in my mind for years now regarding the outrage when black people are unquestionably, illegally murdered at the hands of our policemen and white men in general (*ahem* Ahmaud Arbery). Of course this anger is warranted. I’m not going to for a second even act like I could … Continue reading mad about George Floyd? it starts with places like Mississippi