Tag Archives: adulthood

Denial

It seems as though we spend the first eighteen years of our lives eagerly awaiting adulthood, and the next seventy years trying to figure out what adulthood actually is.  Admittedly I have only spent nine years as an adult, yet I … Continue reading

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Tales of a Liminal Age

Forgive me, Readers, for what I am about to write may be classified as comparative literature.  Don’t get too excited now. I present to you two novels that couldn’t be more different: Ferdydurke – a surrealist tale of a thirty year-old … Continue reading

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Children of Children

I’d always suspected adulthood was a lie, but never have I believed that so deeply than when it occurred to me that I could be a father.  Not someday down the road.  Not when I secure a career.  But right now. … Continue reading

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Making Babies

You have got to be a fool to wait in line for four hours for Texas BBQ. I am a fool. With variable levels of success, I have tried redefining myself as a morning person.  After weeks of painstakingly inching … Continue reading

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Is Childhood Innocence a Lie?

It’s assumed in our culture: children are innocent and pure.  You see it in every advertisement for Oreos, every moral debate about media corrupting youth, Red Cross fundraisers, family movies where the adult learns a lesson about being a good … Continue reading

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10 Things Nobody Warned Me about my Twenties

When I turned twenty, I was under the impression that life was going to be a party for the next ten years. I was sorely mistaken. You see… I was warned about a couple things: my metabolism will decrease, I’ll … Continue reading

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Futility in the pursuit of adulthood

It never ceases to amuse or horrify me that 18 year-0lds are allowed to consider themselves adults.  I challenge you to go to any high school across America, look at the graduating senior class, and say out loud with confidence, … Continue reading

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