Urban Legends: The Hook

The babysitter and the creepy phone calls. The woman followed home by someone flashing their headlights. The “Aren’t you glad you didn’t turn on the lights?” message. I only recently discovered that not everyone’s childhood innocence was ax-murdered by these stories. For me, all you have to say is "urban legends" and I experience a mixture of …

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Collecting and Connecting – Two Years of Interviews

I not only tell stories, I collect them. I interview people about their complicated career paths and publish the articles once a month. After two years, I’ve found there’s a key factor that separates the interviews I find interesting and the ones I get fully sucked into, head first. But before I talk about other people’s stories, …

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“If you are a dreamer, come in…” -Shel Silverstein

I am a risk-taker. In college, when there wasn’t a book club on campus, I signed the papers to create one. When I couldn’t afford to join an amazing-looking writers retreat, I gathered together a group of local creatives and planned one from scratch. In my job as an academic advisor, when a panel of …

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