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On Meet The People Who Still Write Letters To The Editor

I had a letter published in, I believe, Elle, expressing my approval for a feature on Dhani Jones. No regrets.

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 2:47 pm 3

On Ditz, Lightweight, Mooncalf, Naïf: The Second-Class Status Of Stevie Nicks

I am not a huge Fleetwood Mac or Stevie Nicks fan but this is awesome. I sent it to my dad (who is a FM fan), warning him of course that there are swears in it. Now I'm listening to "Stop Draggin' My Heart".

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 2:36 pm 0

On Ask Polly: I Desperately Need Everyone To Like Me!

@antarctica starts here I guess you could always not read the comments? But then you will have no idea how much you suck/rule.

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 3:55 pm 0

On Ask Polly: I Desperately Need Everyone To Like Me!

re: approval, I feel like I went through immersion therapy by writing online and reading the comments. That's a GREAT way to give up the ghost in terms of making everyone happy all the time.

In seriousness, I feel like 30 is a wonderful turning post when one realizes that there simply isn't enough time to be everything to everyone, and a certain satisfaction comes from realizing that you only have so much quality time for so many people--and so do they, and it's okay.

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 3:12 pm 1

On For The First Time Ever, We Thoroughly Agree With The 'National Review' Crazies

murder. I would murder someone who said "so don't look."

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 1:44 pm 1

On The Unverified

Stories like this remind me that we're all going to die someday. (But also I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who wonders what the hell the verification process is about. I have a feeling it's the new Gmail invites.)

Posted on May 9, 2013 at 2:02 pm 0

On You Are Making Your Baby Fat By Feeding Your Baby Food

I think it wasn't even 6 months ago that I was reading an article in a non-crazy publication that if you start your child early on solids (like around 4 months) s/he will avoid food allergies. This is why parents look so stressed out. Because whatever it is we're doing, we are fucking up the kid.

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 2:49 pm 0

On How Much Should A Writer Get Paid? A Conversation

@vanderlyn zactly. I don't think I'd care to hustle up work I'm not interested in just for the mortgage money.

Posted on March 7, 2013 at 2:58 pm 0

On How Much Should A Writer Get Paid? A Conversation

I dunno man. This is why I have a dayjob and do freelance/write books (or try to, anyway) for the fun of it.

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 2:51 pm 0