Why Wait?: The Adventure Of Marrying Young

Previously published in the North Central Chronicle on April 23, 2010. The PDF version of this article as it originally appeared in the Chronicle is at the end of the story. Antonia and Brian bought a wedding planning book for $14. But sometime later Antonia's maid of honor bought them a $4 wedding planning book … Continue reading Why Wait?: The Adventure Of Marrying Young

Disney, Pixar, And The Golden Age of Animation

Published in the North Central Chronicle in  September 2009. Everyone has a favorite animated movie. I’m a Toy Story man myself. But no matter which film you prefer, it’s clear that our generation—the Millennials, born between 1983 and 2000—has been the most spoiled in history in terms of the animated films we’ve grown up watching. … Continue reading Disney, Pixar, And The Golden Age of Animation

Twilight Bites: How Dazzling Vampires Distort Masculinity

Published in the North Central Chronicle on April 24, 2009. Let's pretend I'm a teenage girl and that you're my best friend. I've just told you about this guy I started dating. He's perfect in every way, I say. He stares at me while I sleep, he alienates me from my friends and, among other … Continue reading Twilight Bites: How Dazzling Vampires Distort Masculinity

Carpe 2009: My Resolutions For The New Year

Published in the North Central Chronicle on January 9, 2009. New Year's Resolutions are like Airborne pills: they don't really work, but we use them anyway because they make us feel better about the bumpy ride ahead. I've never taken Airborne pills, but every January I still resolve to do something different in the New … Continue reading Carpe 2009: My Resolutions For The New Year