• Life in Realtime

    I’m late, again. He stands, says hello, gives me a hug. “How long have you been waiting?” I ask, dreading the answer. He shrugs. “About ten minutes.” I study the pavement intently. “I’m sorry.” “It’s okay,” he says, and I believe him, but still. “I just thought you were here already.” “I was here, except

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  • Too Late

    I’m writing this post because I’m procrastinating on my current copywriting assignment. This is the current state of my affairs: I do productive things to put off other productive things. That isn’t a humble brag—I’m not that disciplined. I’m just that busy. And sleep is a necessary thing, apparently. (I keep trying to pretend it

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  • Let The Outside In

    I travel, and I change. Or I travel, and I I see the ways I’ve changed. Probably some of both. It’s been a month since I returned from a three-week sojourn in Europe, and I feel…different. My relationship with the space I inhabit has shifted. I say yes and embrace possibility more readily. Permanence and

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  • Vocation

    I’ve been thinking about vocation a lot lately. Like many other people my age, I want my job to matter in some way. It’s not essential, but it would be the icing on the cake. It’d make waking up and coming in to work that much easier. From what I’ve read and heard and seen,

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  • Baby Steps

    Doesn’t it all just feel like too much sometimes? At the beginning of 2017, I made a list, titled “Seventeen for 2017,” of—guess how many—seventeen things I wanted to do or be working on before the year ended. Except a year didn’t seem long enough, so I added a footnote: “or before I turn 25.”

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  • Well, Which IS It?

    “I must confess that over the last few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Council-er or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate who is more devoted

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