Monthly Archives: September 2013


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On my drive home from the grocery store, I had a moment when the 16 year old version of me appeared out of nowhere, made a brief cameo and seemed, well, kind of impressed by the newly-minted 29-year-old version of me. I had just purchased groceries for myself with my own money, leaving the store at 9:30 p.m. without having to explain to my parents where I’d been. Then, I put the bags in my […]

A 16 Year Old Turns 29


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“Start saying ‘no.'” It was an easy but necessary response from my friend, Fischer. I’d just made a statement about feeling overwhelmed by my inability to lighten up my social calendar. Of course, there’s little sympathy to go around for someone who thinks he has too many friends and too many positive things taking place in his life. With that said, when it comes at the expense of your own temporary sense of sanity, who […]

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