Alejandro and I have a love/hate relationship. We’ve been together since June 2010. Alejandro is a dark gray 2004 Volkswagen Beetle, appropriately named after a Lady Gaga song. “I know that we are young, and I know that you may .
Honor soldiers with memory, not sales As a military veteran, I’m super excited for Memorial Day this year. It’s not because I plan to remember or memorialize my comrades who died while serving, but because of all the .
In hindsight, it was the moments I was in the most trouble that best demonstrate how much my mom loves me. Take, for example, one day in college. I don’t remember the exact circumstances, but I had fallen behind .
It might be less dangerous to be hooked on drugs than on Twitter. OK, that’s probably an exaggeration, but if you’re sniffing something you shouldn’t, at least there are doctors and meds to get you off the .
On reunions and time machines I’ve aged. This past week, I received an invite to a Facebook group for my high school’s 10-year reunion. When did 2006 become almost 10 years ago? This is crazy. I take umbrage with it. .
My father could have appreciated the sentiment of the memorial, but he would have rolled over in his grave, had we not cremated him, at the ceremony accompanying its dedication. He never was big on public gatherings. On April 11, USD 365 .
At 6:57 a.m. on Wednesday, I became a victim of injustice. It was at that time that I received a $15 parking ticket. When I woke up that morning, I had a gut feeling that it was going to be a .
Marcus Foster got kicked off the K-State basketball team because he put a picture of himself on Twitter with a plastic lizard named Randolph. Well, to be completely accurate, he said: “Me and my boy #randolph lit on the beach.” .
‘Behind every great man, there is a great woman.” Or something like that. It’s hard to track down accurate quotes on the Internet. As I see it, though, what a great man really needs is enemies. Look back through .
It’s hard to say goodbye to friends, sometimes even to fictional ones. I get quite attached to some of my favorite TV personalities, and lately it feels as though I’ve been saying goodbye to all my favorites. “White .
Last week I had a craving for food from one of my favorite hometown restaurants: Pho Hoa in Garden City. It’s officially called Pho Hoa One, but everyone just says “Pho Hoa” (pronounced — at least by most in our .
My mom is adamant she will not live a day past her 72nd birthday. She’s convinced as soon as a person turns 72, that everything goes downhill. “That’s when all the serious medical problems start,” she says. “I’m .
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