We are still in the middle of a horrible pandemic. At least, many places are. Some have been amazing at getting their acts together (I’m looking at you, a whole lot of places in Asia, Pacific Islands, Africa). But the two countries I’ve called home in my life – the US and the UK –… Continue reading It’s Thanksgiving in a Pandemic
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how to be a good host when guests stay with you in your home. Now it’s time for the flip side: how to be a good guest.* Planning Your Trip If you’re planning a trip to specifically visit certain people, or you’ve been invited by them, then… Continue reading Staying With Friends on Holiday
Having house guests can be delightful — you get to see people you perhaps haven’t seen in awhile, they get to save on hotel costs. Everybody wins! … Usually. But it can also be stressful, as people are around each other nearly non-stop, routines are interrupted, and someone is inevitably in the shower for way… Continue reading Hosting House Guests
Recently I posted some suggestions about how to interact with family members who might be a little bit racist. I wanted to take some time to expand on the premise, especially in light of an article that’s been going around. I think we need to talk a bit about the difference in expectations we have… Continue reading You Want To Stop Talking About Race (and you’re white)
While no one has asked me “How can I not be a jerk on Father’s Day?” (which may suggest we don’t take it as seriously as we take Mother’s Day), I don’t want to ignore it. In the US, we seem to have the idea that all fathers fit into a couple of neat categories:… Continue reading It’s Father’s Day
Regardless of how you choose to use Facebook, there are definitely ways you can be a jerk on there. Below are just a few things I’ve noticed over the years; I may add to this as I experience more in the future. Friending I have a general rule with Facebook: if I wouldn’t make the… Continue reading Using Facebook, Generally.