Thursday, March 24, 2016
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,...
Thursday, March 17, 2016
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...
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Apartment Industry Advocates,Back in November, the House of Representatives, as is its tradition, released the work schedule for the coming year. Besides the standard recess periods around holidays and the month of August, there would be six additional weeks of recess where members would be in their districts, not in Washington. As is my tradition since joining NAA, I checked the 2016 Capitol...
Thursday, March 3, 2016
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.