Archive for August 2018

Awkward Stance: First Day of School Pictures are Awful

No more. Please no more. I can’t endure obsessive displays of “Pinterest Creativity” anymore. Flowers in your daughter’s hair. Holding up the chalkboard with the date and grade. A t-shirt with Class of 2031 (or some distant year). Forced thumbs up and smile. Posing in front of  school signs, their uninterested siblings, hungover bus drivers,... Read more »

The Awkward Art of Self-Promoting

Self-Promoting. Could there be a more selfish, vile, and annoying act on the internet? Well, I’m sure I could think of some other internet activities to which those adjective apply, but as a recent practitioner of unbridled self-promotion, I know the feelings all too well at the present moment. On August 10, 2018, I independently... Read more »