Ten years ago…

I will officially turn 20 tomorrow at 2:38 p.m. central time. Ten years ago around this time…

It was 2000. The new millennium was still a novelty.

I was waiting to turn 10 and very excited for ‘double-digits.’

I would soon be having a birthday pool party at water works with blue jello made to look like the ocean.

I was in fourth grade.

My parents were still married.

The hardest thing I did in school was memorizing all fifty states and their capitals. Continue reading


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I think online comment sections have mushroomed into something dangerous.

Exaggeration? Maybe. But after reading an innocuous article about a recently-gone-viral Hanukkah song on CNN.com, I encountered a wealth of comments spouting everything from disgruntled holiday feelings to a soapbox for Messianic Judaism. Sure, I may have read all of them…but the idiocy and ridiculousness sucked me in.

It was scary, to say the least. Continue reading