Sometimes I have a hard time differentiating between the stories I tell to make a point, and the points I make in the process of telling a story. Most of the essays you will find here are personal essays, the stories I tell about my life or experiences specifically for the sake of making a point. Most of them will be short, because I had a professor in college who felt that if I couldn’t get to my point in five hundred words, I probably didn’t understand what I was trying to say. He was one of my strongest influences when it comes to how I edit my own and others’ work.
My essays in particular are a place where I welcome responses, especially debate or further thoughts. You can comment, or create a pingback by linking to the essay you are responding to.