Sometimes it’s okay to be nosy

Some of you may be familiar with that show "What Would You Do?"  It's aired since 2008, and the premise of every episode of this hidden camera show is to stage awkward or scary situations in public and gauge people's reactions. Basically, they test the waters of where human kindness and decency lie. If you're like …

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Wedding planning: The search for the reception venue

It's happening, folks. Full-blown wedding planning. Just kidding. Sort of. This past weekend, I traveled back to my hometown of Paducah, Ky., the location of Cory's and my wedding. I had three objectives: get fitted for - and order - my wedding dress, measure my grandparents' barn (the exact location for the wedding) for decorating …

Lego Love

From about 1994 to 2005, a simple, plastic table with four quadrants of Lego bases serving as a tabletop welcomed me into my bedroom. After homework, I got busy building, narrating each story I concocted acted out by Lego people. When I was about 15 years old, I decided it was time for the mostly …

Alphabet Series: Worry

Day Twenty-Three: Worry Worry plagued much of my singlehood. I don't know if I was the typical late-teenage/young twentysomething, but it seems that nearly every week brought similar haunting questions. When will I get married? Will all my friends be married before me? Will I ever get married? What if I get married and my …

Alphabet Series: Trusting

Day Twenty: Trusting My ability to trust any male to whom I was romantically attracted often fluctuated throughout my dating years, as I'm sure is the case with most people. Find someone, date, relationship goes well, relationship falls apart, close off heart, repeat process. As I had been told/warned by other engaged and married couples …