I rode the bus to work today. The woman who sat down next to me took up more than one seat. At first, I thought I was imagining that I was that close, but I looked … and it was true. Feeling tiny, I shifted over closer to the window, taking away that pants to dress connection with a stranger.

Some days, it feels nice to be tiny. She was reading Rolling Stone.

By Mary G.

I'm a science writer, media relations specialist and a former journalist based in Fort Collins, Colorado. I currently work at Colorado State University, and previously worked at the University of Washington in Seattle, where I lived for 12 years.

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