The Weirdest Day

FULL DISCLOSURE: Before I begin, I want to make sure everybody knows that I do not have my degree in political science. I’ve done a lot of reading today on all different kinds of websites, both liberal and conservative, and this is what I have come up with.…

The Pretentious Millennial

I am a millennial. I am 32 years old and have been in church some sort of capacity for my entire life, not counting the 4 years in college where I made-out with literally everybody. And I, a millennial, do not go to a trendy church. There’s no backward…

I Choose Me

The other day I was sitting in a meeting, thinking about this Netflix show that I’ve been addicted to when I found myself interrupted with the instructions to pair off with a partner and do a wellness exercise. I don’t really mind those on-the-spot, ice-breaker moments with random partners,…

Who Would Jesus Vote For?

When I was 8 years old, I called my friend a “stupid buttface” and told her that she wasn’t going to be in my wedding.  We got in a fight over sidewalk chalk. I had drawn a house, and she definitely crossed into my house with her stupid…

The Problem with Pretty

So it’s Friday, and this week I did something to my body that made everyone completely freak out. I shaved my legs. Just kidding. I easily haven’t shaved since last Wednesday. So what did I do? I got a fake septum piercing. Nope, not kidding this time. That’s…

America, the Great

I am Leah. I am French, Armenian, and Belgian, and I am an American. My father’s mother came to the United States after World War II from France; His father’s father narrowly escaped Turkey during the Armenian Genocide. The Barterian’s have been in this country for less than…

Dear Little Girls

Dear little girls, Today you are two years old. Today, you have been on this planet for 730 days, breathing the air that I breathe and seeing the same sun, moon, and stars as me. Two years ago on this day, you entered this world with screams and…

Delish: Townhouse Detroit

I like to start every restaurant review by reminding everyone that I am NOT a food critic, nor am I a professionally-trained chef. The only thing that I am professionally trained at is eating good food, and we have my French/Armenian family to thank for that. So if…

Dad + Mom

Today, I celebrate the day that my parents got married. Marriage isn’t always easy. They’ve both shared that with me on separate occasions as we’ve talked about my future, and I’ve witnessed it in their frustrations, arguments, and moments of annoyed silence.  So today, I want to give…

The Last Day

The last day of vacation is always weird, isn’t it? Like you want to soak in every single moment and picture and feeling and experience and baguette, but you also are daydreaming about sleeping. It’s an odd and relentless feeling. For me, the last day of vacation spells…
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