Amy Pine is a freelance writer and editor with more than 18 years of industry experience. Her areas of specialty include higher education writing and travel writing. She lives in Savannah, Ga., with her husband and two children.
1984. I was a 10-year-old homebody who begrudgingly went to Jewish overnight camp with my two best friends. I have very few memories of that month up in the North Georgia mountains. I remember the…petite girl in my cabin who wore a single, studded Michael Jackson glove every day for the four weeks we were there. I remember getting stung by a wasp when I plopped down on my bed one afternoon during rest time. I remember my mom throwing away my Georgia red clay-stained clothes and shoes when… >> Read More
Every couple of months, a story will surface on my Facebook newsfeed about a couple that made the ultimate sacrifice: saying their wedding vows in a cramped hospital room at the bedside of a dying…parent. An endless stream of comments follows, lauding the couple for their selflessness. Though I often weep at other Facebook tear-jerkers (the deployed military parent surprising his or her kid at school gets me in the kishkes every time), I skip right over the bedside nuptials. It’s not because I’m hard-hearted or have a fear… >> Read More
Kim Kardashian broke the internet this week, and all of cyberspace seems to be pretty disgusted. Everyone but me.
Yes, she’s the poster child for what-exactly-is-your-claim-to-fame…pseudo-celebrities. Yes, she sets an appallingly bad example for young girls who are being taught that sex sells. And yes, she’s become the symbol for all that’s wrong with modern culture. But I give her a pass. Why am I willing to put my beliefs that a woman’s worth should be determined by what’s on… >> Read More