How I Became a Bully, and What I Will Tell My Kids About It

Middle school was rough. If you don’t relate to that statement in any way at all, then you clearly did not go to middle school. Junior high, grades 6-8, ages 11-13, this terrible time in any young person’s life involves their body and mind going completely insane, and a sudden, new social world emerging in […]

Just a Little Friendly, Old-Fashioned, Good-Natured Physical Abuse

Yesterday, as you know, was St. Patrick’s Day. I know you know this, because you either planned ahead and wore green, or you did not wear any green and then were mercilessly pinched all day by all the other festive jackholes who did. Yes, a little pinching for the non-begreeners has long been a tradition in […]

How It Feels To Be Hated

(WARNING: I tried to take the adult language out of this post, but it just didn’t have same effect.  Sorry.  Back to happy stuff tomorrow.) So the weirdest thing happened to me the other day.  We had some friends in town for the weekend and they wanted to go see the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, […]