Tag: human condition

Diamonds & Worms: Unfettered Thoughts on Human Interaction

human interaction
Almost two decades ago, when I was seventeen or eighteen, I held an outdoor party at my house, my high school graduation party. I can’t remember if I even wanted one, but everyone just has one, parties (or rather, 'get-togethers' in the vernacular) are hard-wired into Midwest ethos. Mom printed small invitation cards with balloons in our school colors—blue and gold. The tricky thing about graduation parties is they are only the weekend of Graduation, so you cannot both host and attend simultaneous parties. The short span of time demands close coordination with and prioritization of friendships in a hierarchical manner that feels incongruous [...] Continue reading


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