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Hey Summer: I’m Just Not That Into You

Dear Summer, I know back in the snail-mail-sending days, this would be the time of year your mailbox would be full to the brim with odes of undying devotion from sun-worshippers. I know pagan rituals celebrate your arrival the same way 3rd-graders celebrate the end of school, the same way beer-at-2pm enthusiasts celebrate open-patio-season. And… Read More »


On Depression

David Lynch calls it the “suffocating rubber clown suit of negativity.” Churchill referred to his bouts as his “black dog” days. For Sylvia Plath it was an airless glass bell jar. I’ve found depression to be like a leaden hand to the forehead, ushering me down the basement steps. This January, the first staccato notes… Read More »


Why We All Matter, Damnit!

The other week, I was watching a tribute to the great career of Barbara Walters. You know, “Baba Wawa,” the first female co-host of any of newscast or lifestyle show, the first female co-anchor of any network evening newscast, the woman who’s interviewed everyone from the Shah of Iran to Monica Lewinsky. As I was… Read More »


On Choosing Not to Travel

I have seen my friends and family travel the world. Backpacking across Europe, staying in hostels in Brazil, exploring Africa, volunteering in India— I often feel like I am the only one who chose to stay put. For me, it was a security thing. After graduation, my main goal was to become employed. I had… Read More »


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