Stories tagged: Everything is Copy
Sun., Feb. 10, 2019
I was a small, angular kid. I didn’t think much about my body; when I considered my appearance, I focused on the two front teeth that dominated my face, my …
Sat., Jan. 19, 2019
My motives are no different from those of my finger-wagging friends: They arise out of a desire to help. Or, perhaps more honestly, to give an opinion about the “right” …
Sun., Dec. 16, 2018
During the mediation, the officer said that while he had a slightly different memory of the exchange, his hasty words didn’t reflect what he’d meant, didn’t represent him. He wanted …
Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 9 a.m.
I’d decided to stop eating meat some years before she came into my life, and I had to figure out what would be OK to consume. Only plants? Nothing with …
Sun., Oct. 14, 2018
“I listened to the police officer and in that moment had to decide. Who do I want to be in the world?”
Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 11 a.m.
When it comes to pleasure reading, we gravitate to what we need at the cultural moment. I seem to be in a trench of surrounding myself with female psycho killers.
Sun., July 22, 2018
Tell people they get to choose, and then don’t listen to them, and you’re left with citizens who act like pissed off children. Say you trust them with power, and …
Sun., June 17, 2018, 5 a.m.
Good men, good fathers, know that even if that can’t silence that ugly inner voice, they can choose not to parrot it. They love their children with generosity and forgiveness, …
Sun., May 20, 2018, 10 a.m.
Teaching is only part of the job. I am expected to be a good citizen of the university and to help keep it running, hand in hand with full-time administrators.
Sat., April 14, 2018, 2 p.m.
All the clichés come home to roost, the stale sentiments finding their marks like characters in a familiar play. There’s old Carpe Diem, lurking in the wings, who reminds that …
Sat., March 10, 2018
I do any research ahead of a trip, it’s often about food.
Sun., Feb. 18, 2018
My life as a runner started at age 30. It took another eight or so years to begin what would become the way I now make my living – as …
Sun., Jan. 14, 2018
What I wanted was to quiet my racing mind. What I wanted, really, was to be put to sleep so I could wean myself off the hypnotic chemicals I ingest …
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 8 a.m.
Instead of thinking of diversity as a black and white matter, more people should consider seeing, recognizing, and accounting for differences. Even if someone looks like you, he, she, or …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Many people, when they get great service, think it goes without saying that they’re satisfied. I believe it never goes without saying, that it’s important to go out of your …
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 8 a.m.
There’s only one chance to make a good first impression, and at restaurants, that starts with a menu that follows the rules of English.
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 5 p.m.
Like most Americans, I tend to hang out with people who have the same values and prejudices as me.
Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 4 a.m.
This spring, in the wake of Cody-gate,
Sat., July 15, 2017, 7 p.m.
If the sign says “Ten items or less,” I check my basket and don’t start a pedantic conversation about whether it should read
Sun., May 28, 2017
Junior Mints, with their whiff of medicinal virtue, may be the perfect candy. Unless we consider Peanut M&Ms, offering protein and the smugness of legume consumption. Or perhaps Kit-Kats and …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
Because I like to be around people who know things I don’t, my love life has been replete with physicists, computer scientists, doctors, and even some engineers (in other words, …
Sun., Jan. 15, 2017, 7 p.m.
For Rachel Toor, 2017 will be The Year of Being Ben-ish.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 7 p.m.
You won’t find this dish on restaurant menus. Instead, sneak into a home where toddlers roam, piles of toys act as traps, and where outrageous requests, like “Please don’t put …
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016
Each morning, six days a week, I take my dog Helen for a walk, brush my teeth though not always my hair, put on holey jeans or the clothes I’ll …