Wedding Planning: The registry

As someone who can't always take compliments well and shies away from attention she didn't deliberately bring on herself in the moment, the most awkward time of wedding planning has come: making the registry. Or, as my brain calls it: asking people to give me stuff. Cory and I feel the same way about this, …

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After JonBenet

It's been nearly 20 years since I first learned about true evil. Christmas 1996. While my family and I went back for seconds of turkey, biscuits and pie - my mom helping me with my plate because of my 6-year-old clumsy hands - a family 15 hours away was about to live a nightmare. Dec. 26, …

On perfection

Anyone else have those things as a kid you assumed you'd grow out of when you became an adult, but found out as an adult that you don't grow out of something unless you actively work on growing? Maybe that's confusing. I'll give some examples. Two o'clock in the afternoon: I'm not afraid of the …