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  • Where the Wild Things Are

    Every year my friends and I hike in at least one new National Park. It’s a real nightmare for my mother, who imagines the various ways in which I’ll be mauled by an animal and doesn’t want to “know anything about the trip.” To be fair, we’ve had a few close calls. In Yellowstone we turned the corner on a trail and were greeted by a bison. If you’ve never seen one directly in your walking path,...
  • Je Ne Understand

    I went to Europe last summer for the first time since I studied abroad nine years ago. In those nine years, I lost all foreign language competency.  This became apparent as soon as I picked up our rental car and began driving on the German autobahn, which essentially is a lawless free-for-all sprinkled here and there with speed limits.  Unfortunately, I did not crack open a guide book ahead of...
  • He Sees You When You're Sleeping

    My best friend owns a Roomba—one of those horrifying robot vacuums that come to life in the middle of the night while you’re “safely” tucked into bed. I’m not into it.  Sure, the tiny machine can get in all the nooks and crannies of your house without damaging the furniture and do the cleaning for you, but I’m also pretty sure this was the plot of a Goosebumps book I read when I was 10.  We all...
  • iAddicted

    November marked my post-modern birth. I bought my first smartphone. After years of holding steadfast to my tried and true flip phone—insisting that I had a better quality of life and was more connected to the real world—I caved. I got an iPhone 6. And you know what? I love the damn thing. Granted, my quality of life—as predicted—has diminished. When I’m not on my phone, I’m thinking about being...

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