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My Teenage Inspiration

I think that it’s far too easy to be inspired by people who are older than you – they’ve had more time to accomplish. I am most inspired by people that are younger than me, people that have used the short amount of time that they’ve been on Earth to make waves in the world…. Read more »

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4 Months X 4 Cities: How it All Began

What happens when you’re a 20-something and your life appears to be headed in the wrong direction? Well, the way I see it, you have two choices: deal with it or (the scarier option) do something about it! Now, I really can’t complain. I have a great apartment in DC (in an awesome location). I have… Read more »

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The Case for Living-While-Headphoned

But if you really learn how to think, how to pay attention, then you will know that you have other options. It will actually be in your power to experience a crowded, hot, slow, consumer-hell type situation as not only meaningful, but sacred. – David Foster Wallace at Kenyon College (2005) What the heck is this… Read more »

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My Almost Quarter-Life Breakthrough

Approximately six months after college graduation, I find myself at a new crossroad, a new search for meaning, but with a different perspective than I had back then. Six months ago I felt stuck, almost aimlessly applying to jobs, getting ready to move home once the lease on my college apartment ran out, not knowing… Read more »

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Evil is in the Eye of the Beholder

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. – Edgar Degas When Nicki Minaj’s new “ONLY” video found its way to my Facebook newsfeed last week, I was simultaneously shocked and unsurprised. Just from the image above, you can see the obvious and unavoidable visual references to Leni Riefenstahl’s Nazi propaganda film Triumph… Read more »

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Something I Never Thought I Would EVER Blog About

And what is that thing/person I never EVER EVER EVER thought I would blog about? TAYLOR SWIFT …more specifically her Blank Space video. Celebrity gossip (which appears to be the majority of celebrity news coverage) is something I can’t even try to be remotely interested in. It has never appealed to me in the slightest…. Read more »

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Are You Ready for the Exodus?

No, I’m not getting pumped for Passover or anything like that. I’m talking about the Friendship Exodus. Because as a 22-year-old, it seems as though it’s fast-approaching. I can’t say that I’ve experienced it to its fullest, but I know it’s coming. And I don’t think I’m pulling this stuff out of thin air, because… Read more »

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An Extremely Beneficial Disease That You’ve Never Heard Of (because I made it up)

As you’re trudging through your college years, dragging your feet to slow the approach of your impending graduation date, every once and a while you’ll catch a temporary, yet powerful disease: Future Fear. Some common symptoms of Future Fear include, but are not limited to: Spending 538% more time on LinkedIn than you do on your… Read more »

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Yesterday I Was Almost A Bystander

I left work in a perfectly fine mood last night only to have that mood ripped to shreds via a phone call with a customer service rep. The woman on the other side of the line had not only wasted my time, but had also failed to solve the issue at hand. At that moment… Read more »

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The Real World: Where Creativity Goes to Die

You were an artist when you were little. Perhaps you were a finger painter, a play-dough maker, or a crafter of creatures born from the twigs and dirt in your backyard. I don’t care how, but in some fashion, you were an artist. I, have always been an artist. I am consistently reminded of this… Read more »

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    My Teenage Inspiration

    I think that it’s far too easy to be inspired by people who are older than you – they’ve had more time to accomplish. I am most inspired by people that are younger than me, people that have used the short amount of time that they’ve been on Earth to make waves in the world…. Read more »

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    4 Months X 4 Cities: How it All Began

    What happens when you’re a 20-something and your life appears to be headed in the wrong direction? Well, the way I see it, you have two choices: deal with it or (the scarier option) do something about it! Now, I really can’t complain. I have a great apartment in DC (in an awesome location). I have… Read more »

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    The Case for Living-While-Headphoned

    But if you really learn how to think, how to pay attention, then you will know that you have other options. It will actually be in your power to experience a crowded, hot, slow, consumer-hell type situation as not only meaningful, but sacred. – David Foster Wallace at Kenyon College (2005) What the heck is this… Read more »

  • Untitled design

    My Almost Quarter-Life Breakthrough

    Approximately six months after college graduation, I find myself at a new crossroad, a new search for meaning, but with a different perspective than I had back then. Six months ago I felt stuck, almost aimlessly applying to jobs, getting ready to move home once the lease on my college apartment ran out, not knowing… Read more »

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    Evil is in the Eye of the Beholder

    Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. – Edgar Degas When Nicki Minaj’s new “ONLY” video found its way to my Facebook newsfeed last week, I was simultaneously shocked and unsurprised. Just from the image above, you can see the obvious and unavoidable visual references to Leni Riefenstahl’s Nazi propaganda film Triumph… Read more »

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    Something I Never Thought I Would EVER Blog About

    And what is that thing/person I never EVER EVER EVER thought I would blog about? TAYLOR SWIFT …more specifically her Blank Space video. Celebrity gossip (which appears to be the majority of celebrity news coverage) is something I can’t even try to be remotely interested in. It has never appealed to me in the slightest…. Read more »

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    Are You Ready for the Exodus?

    No, I’m not getting pumped for Passover or anything like that. I’m talking about the Friendship Exodus. Because as a 22-year-old, it seems as though it’s fast-approaching. I can’t say that I’ve experienced it to its fullest, but I know it’s coming. And I don’t think I’m pulling this stuff out of thin air, because… Read more »

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    An Extremely Beneficial Disease That You’ve Never Heard Of (because I made it up)

    As you’re trudging through your college years, dragging your feet to slow the approach of your impending graduation date, every once and a while you’ll catch a temporary, yet powerful disease: Future Fear. Some common symptoms of Future Fear include, but are not limited to: Spending 538% more time on LinkedIn than you do on your… Read more »

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    Yesterday I Was Almost A Bystander

    I left work in a perfectly fine mood last night only to have that mood ripped to shreds via a phone call with a customer service rep. The woman on the other side of the line had not only wasted my time, but had also failed to solve the issue at hand. At that moment… Read more »