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The Vine: May 3, 2017
May 3, 2017 – 12:03 PM | 13 Comments
The Vine: May 3, 2017

How does the VineMind think I should best approach how much of my gastrointestinal disorder I should discuss with various people?

The Vine: April 12, 2017
April 12, 2017 – 11:00 AM | 15 Comments
The Vine: April 12, 2017

So I have this friend. He's charming and funny, and we enjoy spending time with him when we go out to bars and restaurants.

The Vine: March 7, 2017
March 7, 2017 – 7:04 PM | 10 Comments
The Vine: March 7, 2017

I have one relative and one friend who are hugely upset by the outcome of the election and the subsequent decisions. They aren't sleeping.

The Vine: February 22, 2017
February 22, 2017 – 8:23 AM | 14 Comments
The Vine: February 22, 2017

See, my last name is Trump.

The Vine: February 10, 2017
February 10, 2017 – 8:30 AM | 10 Comments
The Vine: February 10, 2017

Hey girls hey (and boys). Been a while, eh what?

The Vine: April 20, 2016
April 20, 2016 – 12:24 PM | 26 Comments
The Vine: April 20, 2016

I'm getting married this summer. I'm thrilled to be marrying my favorite person after eight years together and if I were the sole decision-maker in the relationship, we would simply go to the clerk of …

The Vine: September 23, 2015
September 23, 2015 – 12:35 PM | 9 Comments
The Vine: September 23, 2015

Despite being a bit introverted and not particularly talkative, I usually don't have much trouble expressing myself. However, life has recently thrown me a curve that I didn't see coming and I'm not sure how …

The Vine: May 27, 2015
May 27, 2015 – 5:30 PM | 43 Comments
The Vine: May 27, 2015

A good friend of mine was recently in a difficult situation where he was unsure how to respond.

The Vine: September 17, 2014
September 17, 2014 – 3:42 PM | 11 Comments
The Vine: September 17, 2014

You probably have heard about the shooting at Mercy Wellness Center in Darby, PA last month.

The Vine: August 28, 2014
August 27, 2014 – 1:31 PM | 17 Comments
The Vine: August 28, 2014

I am trying to find a middle ground between "Congratulations on your wedding!" and "Congratulations on people being slightly less terrible than they were the first time you got married!"