Life Lessons from a Cat

You can’t force someone to love you, but you can slowly win ‘em over with treats. Here are five life lessons from my alley-cat-turned-indoor-terror, Shirley.

What Makes Life Meaningful and “When Breath Becomes Air”

The black hole of YouTube got me good the other day. Twenty-five minutes of beginner cardio led to DIY budget-friendly vegan creamy pasta (I’m not vegan), which led to TV host Megyn Kelly feuding with Jane Fonda. That, curiously, led to a short film about a book I’ll always keep on the shelf about what makes life…

Lessons from the Twilight Zone

I’ve had a few Twilight Zone moments lately. What doesn’t make sense to me is met by others with “YES!”, the slow clap, and also what I’m sure is an applause track. Someone’s like, “The sky is made of everything bagels!” And everyone’s like, “Totally!” I’m like, “Are you serious?” The universe plays the Twilight…

Turning 30 Is Better Than Cake

The Milestone Birthday is like an Oscar for non-celebrities. It’s the closest most of us will get to the spotlight and a prize. On your first birthday, the prize is a cake. It’s probably a beautifully decorated, creative cake. The real icing? EVERYONE is staring while you eat (or throw) it. At 16, you get…