Why I Fired My Father (and Maybe You Should Too)

I was 28 years old when I told my dad I never wanted to speak to him again. I wasn't trying to hurt him. I was just defending myself from someone I was absolutely certain was ruining my life. Growing up, things were pretty tense in our house. One minute my dad would entertain me by reciting poems from Longfellow and the next he’d complain my birth had ruined his marriage. He also had the weird habit of hiding under trees every time a plane flew over the house. ...more

I'm not sure what your circumstances were growing up. It is unfortunate that the bad outweighed ... more

My Most Difficult Blogging Moment

I still remember the shock of it all, and how very personally I took it. I had told myself that it wouldn’t happen to me, that I wasn’t that type. Those kinds of things happened to others, the other kind of people. And, if it did happen to me, I wouldn’t be affected. Other kinds of people were pulled into that, but I’m not other kinds of people. I’m solid and rock steady and sure of myself. Turns out I was that other kind of people. ...more

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