Bacon and Freedom

Bacon and Freedom

When I was a kid, I was not allowed to eat bacon. No ifs, ands or buts. Why? Because it was against my religion. Literally. And, yet, I saw other friends, whom I knew were of the same religion, eating bacon freely. It didn’t make sense, but I followed the rules....
My Spring Break Self

My Spring Break Self

I traveled with 15 or so other girls to Acapulco, Mexico, over Spring Break of my senior year in college. The year was 1993, and, well, we had a lot of fun. During that period, I was working out at the gym every day. That was the first time in my life that I had...