The following are articles/columns I've written for newspapers. 

When we told our friends we wanted to get married, the reaction was mixed, to say the least. Maybe it was because we had been dating only two months.

I guess a lot of folks felt that, as difficult as marriage is, two people who want to get married after dating two month...

It was just one little piece of candy, neatly wrapped in bright, colorful paper.

As I put on my coat, I found it in my pocket. It had been given to me a while ago, a small reminder of a time I had left but never really forgotten.

I set the candy on a nearby table and wen...

Dear Santa,

It’s been a while since I last wrote to you. My apologies.

As I grew older, I began to believe in you less and less, until finally I didn’t believe in you at all.

Hence, you may be wondering why I, at age 26, have chosen to write to you again. And if you’re li...

For a kid, the scariest part of Halloween isn’t going to a haunted house or hearing a spooky story. It isn’t finding cough drops in your candy bag or learning the Great Pumpkin isn’t real. It is the realization that all those “cool” costumes you’ve worn over the years...

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