Like people, we get to know places piece by piece. First, they show us what they want us to see. We are tourists, looking at the face of somewhere that’s fresh out the shower, preened and perfected. We’re charmed by its two-drink hilarity and accidental arm touches. It could do anything, and we’d forgive it; Continue Reading
There is something almost heart-warming about being thoroughly kicked about by a place. Despite the fact that Dublin served me beating after beating, and even in the midst of the belief that I could never enjoy it there, I wound up loving it even more for it. Go figure. Hit number one came in the form Continue Reading
There’s a lot they don’t tell you about growing up. All the figuring stuff out is HARD, and just when you feel like you may have figured some of it out, something else gets thrown in your face to get you questioning everything all over again. It’s a rough slog, and it always seems like Continue Reading
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I am a complex human. I am the kind of human that feels things incredibly deeply and thinks about things much too much and has sleepless nights over how there is enough room in the world for all the cows we’re killing on a daily basis. [Just imagine how many burgers there are out there Continue Reading
Let’s talk about weekends vs. week days. Or – more generally – let’s talk about life when it’s perfect and slow and gentle, vs. life when it’s gritty and shitty and real. As I find is often so useful, I’d like to start off this chat by thinking about food. We’ll take eggs as an Continue Reading
I quit my job 6 weeks ago. I quit my job with no new job lined up for me to go to, no substantial freelance clients to bring in any money, and no real plan in motion. Before I say anything else, I would just like to reiterate that this is not a good strategy Continue Reading