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Suicide Isn’t a “Choice”

Once again, the world has lost one of its brightest lights. And once again, amid the reactions of shock and sadness, are the voices of idiots. Like many others, I was deeply saddened when I heard of Robin Williams’ untimely death. I was even sadder when I...

The Difficulty of Letting Go

Once I care about someone, I tend to care about them forever. It doesn’t matter what changes in our lives–marriages, divorces, cross-country moves…how I feel stays the same. We may have met when I was a nineteen-year-old popcorn slinger at the local...

Fifteen Life Lessons From Beverly Hills 90210

1) There’s no need to worry. No matter what happens and how bad things get–cocaine and alcohol addiction, kleptomania, losing all your money to con artists, getting burned in a fire…it will be pleasantly resolved within a couple of weeks and never...

Confessions of an Uneasy Rider

I have a confession to make. I can’t ride a bike. I’ve never ridden a bike. And yet, my upcoming trip to China includes a full-day bike tour through the countryside. Why would I put myself in such a crazy situation? I was actually okay with being the...