Sophie's mom knew Melissa's mom and happened to mention the sleepover; one thing led to another and here was creepy Melissa, ruining Sophie's special night.
All I knew was how to avoid the worst a man could be, but that still left a lot of opportunity.
So my wife and I took our niece out to see Wonder Woman today. It was my wife's second time and our niece's fourth, but I'd never seen it before. It was far too late for there to be any surprises but I don't generally care about spoilers. I just like a story well told. And … Continue reading The Old Flame
What I need to learn about next are the qualities to writing paper. In high school we hosted an exchange student from southern Germany. I was a junior and he was a senior. We got along, though he was exponentially more socially capable than I was, and classmates would come over to pick him up … Continue reading A Man of Letters and Papers
In my office, our executive director has been exploring Google Plus as a means to encourage socialization among us, that is, starting a community exclusive to our department. Along with this, my supervisor suggested I might write posts now and then to share tricky grammatical rules, technique and usage, and best practices with my coworkers. … Continue reading Nauseous and Alternative
I bet you're wondering why there's no such thing as bostock. The answer to that is complex, because there are two factors that conspire to lead most people to believe it doesn't exist. One factor is that it's extremely rare, and the other is that it is imperceptible when present. Taking these into consideration, it's … Continue reading The Endless and Futile Quest for Bostock
[Originally posted on LinkedIn] Last weekend I attended my first ACES conference. But let me back up. When I met the charming, brilliant woman who would consent to being my wife, she had one stipulation: "There is no way I can marry an unlettered man." I was a couple semesters shy of my bachelor's and … Continue reading My First ACES Conference