On Pokemon Go-ing and Driving

by K.M. Zahrt Recently, when I was on my way home from my commute, I watched a woman (she was a veteran adult, let’s just say that) drive her Chevy Cruze, at no greater than 15 miles per hour, right into the back of a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited that was parked, third in line, at…

This Is What I Fear

by Jeremy Eccles My son, Nathan, chose not to trick or treat this year. For the first time in a dozen years, I did not have to confront the chilly, autumn Michigan winds and various forms of precipitation. Furthermore, since I had this extra time, it led me to ruminate a bit on Halloween. In…

Snowstalgia: Remember When Snow Was Fun?

by K.M. Zahrt Here we are — mid-November, prior to Thanksgiving, the memories of last year’s Winter Storm Hercules have yet to thaw in our minds — and already we’re facing words like “polar vortex” again. Still, there’s something inherently glorious about the first snow cover of the year, even when it comes earlier than…

By the Time I Turn 30…

by K.M. Zahrt At age 20 and in the early twenties, age 30 is inconceivable, a future so abstract it’s hard to envision. Mid-twenties are close enough to college-age that many of your peers are either still taking classes, just finishing their schooling, or in graduate school. At best, mostly everyone you know is still…

Open Letter to Old Man Shaving in Men’s Room

by K.M. Zahrt Dear Old Man, You shocked me. Minding my own business, I absent-mindedly ventured into the men’s locker room to relieve my bladder before beginning my workout. I thought I was alone. I thought the locker room was empty. But when I turned the corner, I saw you. There you were, standing at…