How to Be Brave

How to Be Brave

I get embarrassed easily. My French isn’t very good, and so when I order my coffee at a café down the street from our flat in Bordeaux I practice in my head thirty times before the server comes. Then when I think I’ve got it down I look around wondering if I’m...
Birthday Pillow Sale

Birthday Pillow Sale

One of my office mates runs a puntastic pillow line called Throw Pillows that not only look witty and fun on your couch but also helps provide beds to kids. And she’s doing a sale for my birthday! My own birthday pillow sale?  Best birthday ever, right? Grab a...
Your 20s are for failing (15 of 29)

Your 20s are for failing (15 of 29)

What are your twenties for if not for failing? Not the lazy kind of failing, the kind where you never really tried and so defeat is easy and obvious. No, your twenties are for the kind of failing where you challenge yourself to something just at the edge of your...
15 Favorite Books of My 20s

15 Favorite Books of My 20s

I read a lot of books in my 20s, but I think I read more in my teens. By 19, I had read many of the classics, including Tale of Two Cities and Les Miserables, and also some of my all-time favorite books, like All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy. During my 20s, I...