This Man Discovered Five Ways to Know an Article is Total Link-Bait Crap (Before Clicking Through).

In this article I will share with you an awesome secret that will change your life and will make internet gurus hate you!*Hi!If you're anything like me, you spend a good deal of your life these days clicking on links you encounter on Facebook and other social media platforms and then wondering things like...more

Totally not weird or gay

I'd like to introduce you to my new friend: This is Ben Shafer....more

This Post is Not About Fathers

Oh! Hi there!Um, this is awkward isn't it? It's been a while ....more

Who's the freak show? + FFAQ poll

When I was in college, I played in an orchestra concert, and afterwards a friend of mine in the viola section came up to me and said "My girlfriend was in the audience. She noticed you playing." I was all flattered for a second, and then he broke the news. "She was like 'who's the freak show?'" It took me a moment to realize what he was saying....more

Dear Anna (Letter #1)

I have no idea when you'll read this.There are some things you need to know about me.Right now I want to tell you about our latest attempt to talk to you about my sexual orientation. I want to record this so that you never feel like we were keeping secrets from you or hiding anything from you. I know you, sweet girl, and your personality is so curious, so filled with inquisitive energy, and your trust in us so implicit, that if we wait too long to tell you about the fact that I'm gay--or if you feel like we didn't try--you will feel very betrayed ....more

FFAQ attack!

It's already that time again.Time for more questiones (pronounced "queschiones"). But before we get to that I wanted to share these pictures from a birthday party Tessa went to. Our friend Katie hosted a Ninja party for her daughter, Macie, and Tessa was invited.We didn't really have a Ninja costume ....more

My response to Well Behaved Mormon Woman

Dear Cora,I'm not sure if your name is actually Cora. I'm just imagining it's Cora, and I want to call you by your imagined first name because I know that you're not just some pixelated words on a computer screen. You are a real person with real feelings ....more

FFAQ poll + I think I'm back?

Hi!!!So, today is FFAQ (which stands for "Friday's Frequently Asked Question." The fact that I'm doing FFAQ today says a couple of things.First, I am happy to report that I am truly feeling more comfortable in my skin. As you could probably imagine, based on the threat to my family I shared in this post, I was seriously contemplating whether or not blogging in a public forum is worth it--if it can come to a threat to my family, is this a risk I'm willing to take?...more

Say cheese! (aka "Tessa's New Smile")

I'd like to show you a recent picture of Tessa, our three-year-old.I know, let's make this into a guessing game!What is wrong with Tessa's face? a. she is about to sneeze b. this is her new smile c ....more

The trauma of cyberbullying

Guys, I'm not sure if you've noticed, but I've been struggling as a blogger. I've been erratic in my responses to comments--hyper sensitive and strange. Very defensive ....more