Instead of worrying about being laughed at or worrying about disgusting others, I should have worried about loving my wife. Because it is not disgusting. It is not gross. Love is love.
I somehow can't imagine a single man's status being used as an attack against him. It's troubling that there's still an assumption that female singlehood is an inherently problematic state.
There is another chapter to Ken Perenyi's life that was omitted from his autobiography, and that is the chapter of how he used his ill-gotten gains to rescue a child from sex slavery and, as the FBI closed in on his forging escapades, found himself an unexpected parent to a Ghanian child.
A prolonged pity party is not fun for anyone. Get sad. Get angry. Get disappointed. But get it out of your system and move forward with new focus.
How do we survive it without hurting ourselves or others? If you get caught up in the causality of the war that is waged upon us all in this life you won't make it out alive. You have to tell a story, have a voice and write the lyrics of your own life.
A few years ago, my nephew walked up to me and proclaimed, apropos of nothing: "You're fat!" It made me remarkably sad. Not because I was being teased, I can handle that.
Well if you don't know by now who won Project Runway, you've clearly been under some motherfreakin' rock, so let's just get this out of the way right now and move on to snarkily discuss some of the best moments of (at last) the Finale Finale.
For a woman, a job isn't just a job. It's a comment on who she is.
Should Capitol Hill be looking to Hollywood for better scripts? Actor George Clooney thinks that while Democrats have accomplished a great deal for the U.S., they "have done a terrible job so far" of getting this through to Americans.
Frank Rodriguez is family man, a husband and father of four daughters. He is also a convicted sex offender.
What do you do when your husband disappears from your bed one night, leaves you with $6 million in debt, and turns out to be a total fraud? If you're Michelle Kramer, you pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get a Ph.D. in psychology.
"Where are the Michael Pollans for clothing?" Andy Selsberg asked, in an article entitled "Conscientious Clothing" published in this month's Believer....
Just when I think we've made strides as a society, being more accepting of others' differences and whatnot, along come two new egregious examples of Open Mouth, Insert Foot Syndrome.
Can we turn Maura Kelly's "disgust" in "fat people" into a teachable moment?