Once You Get a Taste of Freedom

July 4th weekend is here, this year an extended time for celebrating our nation’s independence in the United States. There will be parades and carnivals and ball games and hot dogs and barbecues and fireworks everywhere (“except in my love life,” sighed someone out there. I heard that. Me too!). As a nation, we got…

Change is Inevitable; Acceptance is Optional but Strongly Encouraged

Lately, there has been a lot of change in not only my life, but the lives of some of my friends. A few of my friends have already moved out of state. Friends are dating and getting married and starting their own businesses. One of my now-former coworkers will be retiring early next year to…

Guest Blog Post: S is for Satisfaction

As children we dream about the future. We dream about the day we’re allowed on the big kid playground, when we can own our first gear bike, and what we’ll be allowed to do when we’re teenagers. When we’re teenagers, we dream of becoming adults. We fantasize about weddings and getting married. Finding that special…

Real or Fake: It Makes a Difference

Americans have become more healthy food-conscious in recent years after scaring themselves with reports of fake food and ingredients. Many were not concerned and continued to eat “plastic margarine” and “pink stuff” (not together, of course). “So what if it’s not real food?” they asked. “It tastes good, it’s cheaper, and it doesn’t look any…