Crunch Berries Don’t Go There

I didn’t go to any parties in high school. I wasn’t invited and I wasn’t trying to be. The idea of ingratiating myself with the cool kids seemed exhausting. I knew that the cool kids weren’t special, and so debasing myself to get invited to parties wasn’t a priority. The more popular and perfect theContinue reading “Crunch Berries Don’t Go There”

Masculinity and Me

No one that knows me would call me especially manly. For quite some time, masculinity has been synonymous with not only behaviors, but attitudes – of which I share next to none. Men were supposed to be strong, aggressive, tough, given to fight, sports-oriented, unemotional, and womanizing to name only a few. There has alwaysContinue reading “Masculinity and Me”

Leftover Vodka and Corpse Disposal

In Fall 2012, Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast of the United States. Houses were destroyed, families were displaced, and lives were in ruin. This is the grim backdrop for our story today, dear reader: a ludicrous tale involving leftover vodka, torrential rain, violent winds, a dead squirrel, a furious dog, and corpse disposal –Continue reading “Leftover Vodka and Corpse Disposal”