Bacon Beware: Gaslighting is a Major Problem if You’re a Sensitive Sizzler

As incredible as my bacon is, I can be a real idiot at times. And that’s okay, because just like all bacon, I’m still learning. And learning is the key to (imperfect) perfection. Bacon never stops learning. I’ve talked about Anti-Bacon before. But there’s a particular kind of Anti-Bacon that is quite detrimental to your…

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He Loves My Bacon, She Loves It Not: Guilt Should Never Be the Reason You Stay

Freshman year of college, I met this guy, through a friend who was a friend of my friend’s roommate. (Or something like that.) Anyhoo, he was funny, he thought I was funny, we had a lot of good laughs, and we got along great. You can see where this is going. Yes, we started dating.…

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Believe Them the First Time: How to Keep Toxic People Away From Your Bacon

“That was during my time in prison, after some gal accused me of raping her or whatever.” That’s what a 70-year-old man with a mullet and aviator sunglasses casually said to me once on homecoming weekend back during my freshman year in college. He said this while sitting across from me in the student lounge,…

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No Guilty Feeling Goes Unpunished. (So Stop Punishing Yourself)

Before I dive into the following story, let the record show that I love cats, always have, and I currently have a cat that I absolutely adore.  That being said… A couple years ago, while still attending graduate school, my aunt reached out to me and asked if I could take care of her cats…

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