Pansexuality: On Being the Bay Leaf

Sometimes I feel like a bay leaf. Why, you ask, do you relate to a herb that may or may not improve the flavor of soup stocks? Because I identify as pansexual. I am attracted to people over their gender; in other words, I am attracted to men, women, and folks otherwise identified. This identity […]

Getting the Job Done: Understanding the HPV Vaccine

Nearly every day, I ask my kids, “What’s my job?” They are trained to reply (these days with rolled eyeballs), “To keep me safe and healthy.” With those two tasks, I can rationalize just about anything I need or want them to do.  But, it’s also honest.  At the core, that is my job.  Those two […]