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  • A Friend Til the End

    My first apartment was in New York City. The walls were purple, the peephole had an empty gold frame around it and we could see an ugly naked guy from the window. There was a lot of laughter, a few tears, and, most importantly, friends. Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe, Ross and Rachel may be fictional characters, and their purple apartment may have just been a set, but to me and millions of other...
  • 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...
  • What You Don't Know (about Fair Housing) Can Hurt You

    “Back to school” is not just for those whom the student housing industry hopes to rent to, it is also for those in the student housing sector of multifamily housing. And for us “back to school” is at the upcoming 2014 NAA Student Housing Conference and Exposition. As the conference website promises, we can “join more than 900 star pupils for two days chock-full of education…and breathe easy as no...
  • 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...

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