Replacing Empathy With Superiority

A trending news story right now is a tragic one, as most seem to be┬áthese days. In Cincinnati, a 4-year old boy fell into a gorilla enclosure at the zoo, and after being dragged around by the 400-pound gorilla for 10 minutes, the zoo made the decision to shoot and kill him. The gorilla, not…

Christmas Eve Throwdown in the Chapel

A few posts ago I mentioned that I have a habit of getting involved in disputes with strangers. I am fully aware of this and it’s something that I kinda sorta maybe sometimes try not to do. But let me assure you, the fight I got into at the Christmas Eve church service I went…

I Think You Dropped Something

A few years ago on a warm summer night, I headed to a frozen yogurt shop in Tampa to do two of my favorite things: stuff my face with froyo and people watch. I’ve lived all the way from the Florida Keys to California and I must say, Floridians are some of the most interesting…

The Zyrtec Effect

It’s no secret in my family that certain medications and environmental factors have a bigger impact on me than a lot of people. A few years ago when I took 1/4 of the lowest dosage xanax available, I was a zombie for 2 days and couldn’t stop sleeping. Half a muscle relaxer feels like I…

My Sister’s Peeper

When sisters are 18 months apart, there are two options as to how their relationship is going to operate: 1. They share clothes, friends, and secrets. The older sister passes on homework assignments, life lessons, and dating tips to the younger sister. 2. The younger sister grabs a friend and spies on the older sister…

The Real Dr. Evil

Seeing a new doctor can be exciting. It creates a sense of hope in someone who has been struggling with a continued medical problem, it makes you think “maybe this guy will be different, maybe he can help me.” That was my exact attitude as I pulled into the parking lot of a new allergist…