I am 5'10. For an adult American male, this is considered almost exactly average. I'm pretty sure I got this height from my dad, who is also around 5'10. My mom, however, is pretty tall for a woman. She is also 5'10. And of my four sisters, two are tall and two are short. (For … Continue reading How Much does Height Matter?
I am writing this post because of a sad trend I saw on Facebook after the announcement of the Supreme Court's ruling to legalize gay marriage in the United States: anyone who did anything other than celebrate the announcement was immediately targeted as an intolerant bigot who hates all gay people. The reason this upset me is … Continue reading Why I Am Pro-Gay Rights but Anti-Gay-Marriage
Most of my readers know that I am single. I live in Provo, Utah, where the dating culture is, quite frankly, terrifying. Because there is always so much pressure to ask people on dates and come up with date ideas, it can get to the point that people just stop doing it at all. For anyone … Continue reading 5 Fun and Free Date Ideas
How ironic that exactly one week after I posted "Why Bad Things Happen to Good People", a very "bad thing" happened to me. I won't go into detail about what happened, other than to say that at the time, it seemed like the end of my world. So this past week has been filled with lots of soul … Continue reading 3 Steps to Being Happy When Life Sucks
It’s All in Your Head A Short Story by TJ The little purple fuzz-ball wasn’t sure what had happened. One second it had been relaxing peacefully in the quiet “I wonder how many calories are in this?” room, when the next, all the lights went out. Thought energy stopped buzzing by in the hallway outside, … Continue reading It’s All In Your Head – Short Story by TJ
Hate is a big problem. From wars to hate-crimes to bullying to self-loathing, it's everywhere. And the biggest problem is that people seem to hate for absolutely no good reason. Or, at least, for a reason that seemed valid when the hatred started, but makes absolutely no sense anymore. Hate, anger, and grudges take up … Continue reading One Secret for Instantly Better Relationships