Oh My Darling Dog

(Originally aired on FlipCollective.com on September 6, 2012) It was Memorial Day weekend, 2012. My boyfriend, Clay, and I had driven out to Lost Creek Wilderness, in Pike National Forest to backpack and camp for a few days; escape the stress of our jobs, breathe the fresh air, and exercise our very energetic three-year-old golden … Continue reading

Dear Everyone On Facebook

(Originally aired on FlipCollective.com on August 24, 2012) (Disclaimer: Every anecdote throughout this letter was pulled directly from my Facebook News Feed and in no way represents my views or opinions.) Dear Everyone on Facebook, Facebook has the potential to be an incredible networking tool. It offers opportunities for fundraising, for personal connections, for professional … Continue reading

Let Them (Bigots And Otherwise) Eat Chick-fil-A

(Originally aired on FlipCollective.com on August 9, 2012) There’s a lot of chatter on the Internet about Chick-fil-A lately. Everyone seems to have an opinion about recent revelations that the company gives millions of dollars to religious groups that oppose same sex marriage. Dan Cathy, the company’s CEO recently stated that the company supports, “the … Continue reading

Reflections From Colorado

(Originally aired on FlipCollective.com on August 2, 2012) It’s Sunday morning. It’s been more than two days since 24-year-old James Holmes opened fire in a Colorado movie theater, killing 12 and injuring 58 more in one of the most deadly public shootings in recent history. As I sit in my fuzzy pink robe and peruse today’s … Continue reading

Voyeurism Into The Blogosphere:

Before I started writing for Paul Shirley on FlipCollective.com, he asked me to send him a writing sample to ensure that I wasn’t a completely shitty writer. Excited by the challenge, I immediately headed to my favorite coffee shop and banged out what I considered to be an amazing op-ed regarding the benefits of being … Continue reading