Apartment Horror Stories, Part Two: San Francisco and Raccoon Warfare

When I moved into San Francisco, I remember thinking it would be a glamorous, artsy, intellectual part of my life. I would be inspired by the culture and the hustle. I would write. I would learn. I would have experiences. I had some experiences, alright. Now this story is hard to tell without understanding some basics …

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Apartment Horror Stories, Part One: Santa Barbara and the Microwave

My second year of college in Santa Barbara, I moved into my very first apartment. I had an air mattress, a bean bag chair, and a very low bar for living standards. It was the best of times. Granted, when I joyously threw open the kitchen window, I found myself face to face with a painting …

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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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