Blog: Stories

Confession: I’ve used my body to get something I wanted (Or, 5 moments in the life of an English major)

Interviews/Articles, Stories

This past summer I was given the chance to read a literature-themed essay at Parnassus Books in Nashville (pictured above). To make it even better, Ann Patchett...

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How not dating Taylor Swift almost got me fired

Interviews/Articles, Stories

A few weeks ago I had a new essay published on The Good Men Project about my experience as a writing teacher. You can read it all, here: How not dating Taylor S...

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Rewriting Cottontail

Stories

Remembering an infamous essay, and giving it a new, perhaps more Mother's-Day-appropriate ending....

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Stories on redOrbit this week: Woman-shaped figure on Mars and more

redOrbit, Stories

Found a way to make a Titanic reference on Mars, and drop an a-bomb on downtown Nashville....

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Why women should leave the toilet seat up for men

Stories, The Lingerie Diaries

For years I've had a theory that women should leave the toilet seat up for men--because men have to touch their penises when urinating, and there could be thing...

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Do fart-filtering underpants actually work?

Interviews/Articles, Stories

For two months I tested Shreddies Fart-Filtering Underpants. This is the written product of that review....

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Turding over a new leaf

Stories, The Lingerie Diaries

That part of the Victoria's Secret story I always fail to mention....

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A new humor column: This Week in Obvious Science

Interviews/Articles, Observations, Stories

After spending several months of browsing university and research institute press releases, I grew tired of coming across research that seemed, well, too obviou...

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How Jurassic Park forever changed my college career

Jurassic Park, Stories

I changed my major seven times in college. This is how I eventually decided which to go with....

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I make Jurassic Park references in everything I do–even my professional life

Jurassic Park, Stories, The Lingerie Diaries

When a friend claimed that he was a bigger "Jurassic Park" fan than me, I challenged him to a competition to see just how true that was....

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