Let’s Talk About August

Let’s talk about August. August was my best month overall, traffic-wise. Note, however, that all that traffic was concentrated in the first half of the month. A single post–one from pretty deep in the archives, too–is the culprit. Feminist Friday: The Problem With The Manic Pixie Dream Girl started blowing up. It may or may…

Shower Struggles

My first week of college, I walked in on my new next-door neighbor in the shower. In my defense, the door wasn’t locked, there wasn’t a towel hanging over it, and somebody was in the other shower in our communal bathroom, so there was no way I could’ve known. But that doesn’t make it less awkward.…

To My Astonishingly Cool Cousin

Dear Logan, Preemptive disclaimer: you’re not going to believe any of this. You’re 11. You’re highly concerned about what other kids will think of you. Psychologically, you have a hard time realizing that everyone is too worried about themselves to think about you and your imperfections. That’s not your fault, but in 5 years you’ll…