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  • NAA Hits the Small Screen

    I’m a bit of a local celebrity. As you may recall from previous blogs, I’ve had some air time on what we in the biz like to call the “small screen.” That’s television for the layfolk. My screen credits include a starring role in a recycling commercial that ran on Nickelodeon in the spring of 1997. I’m not saying I was a big deal, but people saw me while they were eating breakfast in the morning....
  • Child, Please

    I’ve noticed a few things in my 27th year. Namely, that I’m getting old. Now, before you start rolling your (deteriorating) eyes in a “child, please” manner, let me explain. I understand that 27—in the scheme of one’s entire life—is still very young. But I also understand that this is around the time where it’s starts to feel kind of cool to play the adult card.  When I was 25, I felt the need to...
  • Paging Doogie Howser

    I know a lot about doctors.  For example, I know that they really struggle to maintain a work-life balance. When Dr. Grey and Dr. McDreamy had their baby, Meredith took a step back from her surgeries to focus on their daughter. That of course then caused tension between her and Dr. Yang, who accused Meredith of being a better mother than doctor. Of course Dr. Yang was still kind of bitter after...
  • Don't Mess With These Gals

    After lone-wolfing it my first semester of college and frequently wandering by myself, I decided to take a self-defense class. My brother told me I had the weakest punch of anyone he’d ever met in his life, and while I disagreed with this wholeheartedly, I figured some technical instruction couldn’t hurt. For the next eight Thursdays, I walked to the student center and listened closely as a...

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