It’s an elite group, Katie’s Crushes. Not because I’m picky (I am) or generally hate most people I encounter (I do), but because I’m so be..
My job is the worst job in the United States. According to Career Cast’s annual “best and worst 200 jobs” list, my vocation is worse t..
Like a lot of kids, my younger siblings and I liked to play office. We—that is, I—just took it a little more seriously than most. When I w..
I’m meeting my friend Delia at Starbucks for our weekly decompression session. Delia is a psychiatrist, which can be a serious drawbac..
Whenever I wake up before sunrise, I think first of my grandma, who was always up before us when we stayed with her in New Ulm, Minnes..
I was shopping for undies at Target and was overcome with mirth when I found them. I quickly snapped them up, brought them home, took a sh..
“Grandpa drove his car into the garage and closed the door, and he died.”
I was 12 years old, and I didn’t understand what my dad was t..
When my older sister was 17, she had a daughter. Her daughter—my niece—is now eight.
My parents have had a significant influence over m..
I should never respond to “Will you do me a favor?” with a “yes.”
No wonder sign-holders always look so miserable.
This is miser..
10:39 PM: Once again this year I’m working the overnight security shift at the St. Mark’s Catholic Church community festival in St. Pa..
When I think of Copley Square and the Back Bay of Boston, my first thought is of a night a few years ago, when I was dancing—silently—..
Were we to take a poll of the general population as to the top three most important zombie survival traits, they’d probably be 1: an a..