I’ve Never Really Liked Tag

It's true: while the game of tag has always crept into my surroundings—as an out-of-breath kid who wondered why others were so easily tricked into exercising, and now as a blogger that feels overwhelmed when my handle pops into "Follow Friday" tweets—I've always avoided it. Like when I was a kid, it now has nothing…

End of the Year Newsletter 2018

Holiday greetings! This newsletter is brought to you from New Castle, Colorado, where the Nelson-George household is starting a new seasonal tradition. As we move into 2019, we would like to extend our warmest thoughts and well-wishes to our family and friends that make these holiday good-feelings worth sharing. In an ideal world, we could…

Married at 22: ‘Adulting’ Together

I'm like many others: when I heard the word "adult" used as a verb, I scoffed, and probably rolled my eyes a little. But, it didn't and hasn't gone away. Adulting, as Millennials have coined, is here to stay. This is what language is all about—it's a reflective evolution that isn't worth getting mad over;…

Married at 22: Listicle Advice for Wedded Bliss

As a writer and former journalist, I think that list-articles—infamously known as 'listicles'— are in no way, shape, or form a correct method of journalism. They are pretty much trash, that don't require much thought or skill to compose and removes any need for critical thinking. Personally, though, I quite enjoy reading listicles. Sometimes to…

You can steal my car, but you can’t steal my support system

When I was in college, I decided to throw an end of the semester party, right before the holiday vacation. We all—my roommates, friends, and then-boyfriend (now husband) made it through a particularly tough term, and deserved a chance to celebrate. It was pretty Christmas-y, with tinsel and holly decorations, a themed cocktail menu, and…