Money Light

Money Light

I’d never classify my family as poor when I was growing up, but I can say that, looking back on it, there were times when we may have been more “money light” than other people. I know this because, I have heard friends refer to things that I had no real concept of...
The Chicken Place on Laurel

The Chicken Place on Laurel

I’m 30, single, and living in Los Angeles. Thanks to my foray into online dating, I feel like I’m living my own version of Sex and the City. Except instead of going to Fifth Avenue parties with Mr. Big, I find myself on many awkward dates with engineers at the...

My Brother, David

“Oh no!” I gasp out loud to my brother. “I forgot my gym clothes.” My voice is tight and thin with anxiety. PE is a major, life issue for me. Unlike every other Murphy in my family, I am not at all athletic. I do, however, make up for it by being incredibly nervous...