Periods. (Yours – Not the Two in This Title.)

That's not me, but geez, do I know that feeling.

I finished the equation I was working on, and then went to use the bathroom. I was minutely startled but largely unimpressed to discover that my first period had started. “My period started,” I said flatly to my mother. Even at the age of 11, I understood why this was such an exciting event for [...]

I Got My First Period and Thought I Was Dying


  On January 1, 1983 I went to the Rose Bowl game. For some reason my father had season tickets for UCLA football. I’m pretty sure it was just because a bunch of the guys went, because my father is basically an unassimilated Euro that has no interest in how American Football is played. There [...]