Naming and caring for your goldfish: a Shakespearean tragedy

One time, we named our little goldfish after the roommates: Cheryl, Liz, Emily, and Amanda. They all died. Lesson learned: Don’t name your fish after yourselves. There is an interesting phenomenon, not scientifically proven, that goldfish are actually mood-fish. If you name them after people, they take on human characteristics. I know because of Li’l […]


I got a rejection letter the other day for a book I wrote. It’s not the first time my work has been rejected. Won’t be the last time. I am a writer, after all. Actual letter: Thanks so much for submitting When You Go on a Mission to [publishing company] for our consideration. I wish I had better news, […]