Eight Ways to Love Your Sister

Eight Ways to Love Your Sister

The dim lighting of past years had shielded me from the truth, but there it was in blue and purple: the mark of womanhood. Spider veins. I completed the natural first step:  I screamed. Then the natural second step: I texted my sister: “OMW I HAVE SPIDER VEINS...
The Ring, the Bling, and the Next Big Thing

The Ring, the Bling, and the Next Big Thing

“So – when are you guys getting married?” The friendly question was extended with every intention of kindness, but I swallowed it like razorblade soup. “We aren’t sure yet,” I responded. “We want to have everything in order...
Happy Couples Made Me Angry

Happy Couples Made Me Angry

Snow, or maybe sleet, pinged against the living room window behind me as I sat on the sofa, watching two people in pea coats awkwardly skate around a rink on the screen. Their laughs, their smiles, the “romance” of it all… it irritated me. Hallmark...