The Poseur: one who pretends to be something that he or she is not. Often times in their “posing,” they are so much into acting the way they are “supposed” to that they reek of phoniness and give themselves away before anyone else can reveal their act. […]
“Is that what you want?” Grandpa asked.
I nodded my 7-year-old head and admired the Jujubes that I held in my hand. My mom had warned me not to get candy that was gummy, but I knew what I wanted, so there I was. […]
“Why am I such a misfit?” That line, sung by Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the little elf in the Christmas classic that I watched four million times as a child, seems to apply to my life now as a 28-year-old man. I have been feeling a little lost, doubtful — even jealous. […]