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August 07, 2017
This past weekend I hit day 250 of my daily writing habit! It feels really good to know that if I try, I can commit to something for 250 straight days. It’s a good confidence booster. It makes me feel like I can commit to anything now.
June 07, 2017
Don’t be late. There will always be enough time. Never stop asking questions. You’re allowed to change your mind. You will fall in love with strangers. Everything normalizes. Freedom costs money. You have to be brave.
I wouldn’t call any of these lessons learned. That kind of talk implies mastery. They’re more like lessons I’m learning. A little bit every day.
May 11, 2017
I graduated college four years ago, and this is the speech I gave at my graduation ceremony. After rereading it to prepare this post, I’m pretty sure it's not great. Or even very good really. But maybe this relic of my past will resonate with someone today.
March 28, 2017
SpaceX is attempting to re-launch the first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket they launched into orbit last year and recovered via controlled landing. This is a big deal. It’s the first time anything like this has ever been attempted. If they’re successful, it’s an event our children’s children’s children might one day study in science class.
If you’re looking for reasons to feel inspired this week, this is a good one.
November 22, 2016
Different “facts” target different groups of people online, which means offline, we can’t even agree what the facts are anymore. If we can’t agree on something as basic as the facts, how can we ever hope to understand each other’s perspectives?
April 10, 2016
I turned 25 in January, and I’m starting to feel old for the first time ever. In life we only get one story to tell, and honestly, it's not a very long one. The weeks we have left to live are countable, and I don't want to take any of them for granted.
June 20, 2015
Part three of my short story. It's slow going over here in the creative writing department.
Together again, again uncomfortable, both embarrassed, one more than the other, The Girl and The Boy started talking.
May 23, 2015
I want to start writing fiction. You know, like creative writing stuff. Nothing serious. Short stories, mostly. My goal isn’t to get published (which would be rad), but to get better at writing. It took a lot of weeks for me to overcome my fear of the blank page, but I’ve finally found a bit of momentum. Here's my progress so far.
The brown paper felt thin and cheap in his hands. The grease soaked through before he could even start scrubbing.
August 19, 2013
The stranger, the tourist, the hiker, the socialite, the scholar, the friend, the encyclopedia, the soloist--just a few of the many hats I expect to wear while living in Philadelphia. It’s a difficult thing to surrender familiarity, but I finally feel ready to go out on my own.