“But the fact of the matter is: Bones heal. Chicks dig scars. And the United States of America has the best doctor-to-daredevil ratio in the world!” — Captain Lance Murdoch, The Simpsons Three months ago, I started my 90-in-90 Something New (#SoNew on Twitter) project. The goal: explore the state I live, finding interesting things… Read More

The minute I pulled into Fondulac Farms in Nashville, my father started sending me Facebook emails with things to do. Mind you: Nashville, Indiana is exactly 4 blocks long. There’s a visitor center. And everything in the downtown was pulled out of the cutest Christmas movie you’ve ever seen. (Seriously: fudge shops, candle stores, a… Read More

I love cabins. Since I moved home in 2006, I’ve probably spent 6 weeks staying in either Hocking Hills or General Butler State Park. I love to get away from work, get away from students, get away from my life and just chill out with my writing. I wanted to get out of my rut… Read More

Two years ago, I dated a woman with a 16-year old daughter. That was a first for me. I’ve certainly dated single moms before, but never one with a kid who would really remember any interactions we’d have. I fell in love with her immediately, the way in which adults fall in love with children.… Read More

I’ve been derelict in my writing. I wish I could say that I haven’t been avoiding it, but the reality is I’ve let my life and school get between me and the words. It’s created a weird angst within me, the calling that usually comes before I cut the reigns and find myself roaming the… Read More

I’ve been plotting a trip to Bonge’s Tavern for a few weeks, but my plans kept falling through. That fact was disappointing me because I’d heard nothing but amazing things about this place, which is odd considering it’s in the middle of nowhere. How in the middle of nowhere, you ask. Check out this map… Read More

Two months ago, something changed for me. My world had slowed for me in a good way, a way I hadn’t experience since I quit drinking nearly 2 1/2 years ago. For most of that time, I was simply trying to find my footing in life, carefully watching each step to make sure I didn’t… Read More

A few days ago, I wrote about the special place The Rocky Horror Picture Show holds in my family’s lore. So tonight as my friend Hillary and I settled in to the festivities at the Irving Theater, I was pumped. But I don’t want to rush through the story, which began during this week’s Glee… Read More

I’ve come to accept that I’m a little bit snobby. I don’t know how this happened or why this happened. I only know that it did happen. I’ve accepted it, embraced it and moved along. But I’ve been hard pressed to find people who are willing to join me on these escapades as a Fancy… Read More