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  • Up In the Air

    Five years ago I heard about this thing called Airbnb. I was staying in San Diego for a few days by myself after a work conference and decided to try it out.  I arrived at my Airbnb, my host showed me inside…and then she stayed. And I realized I hadn’t quite read the listing correctly. I wasn’t renting out this apartment for three days, I was staying in this woman’s spare bedroom. Understandably...
  • A Lesson in How the Work Gets Done

    I hope this finds all of you healthy, safe and in the midst of happy holiday celebrations with family and friends. By the time you settle in to read my scribblings with a cup of eggnog or other festive beverage, the House and Senate will hopefully have closed the book on the first session of the 114th Congress. They have already successfully passed the first long-term highway bill in a decade and...
  • Holiday Safety Tips for Residents: Trees, Lighting, Candles

    While decorating helps add to the beauty of the holidays, it also brings an increased risk of fire hazards. Apartment communities and their residents can benefit from the following decorating tips provided by Preferred Insurance. We hope they help you celebrate the holiday season safely. Christmas Tree Safety • Keep a fresh-cut tree outdoors and cover the trunk in snow, or immerse it in a bucket...
  • They Brought Us Adele, Now Amenities

    I studied abroad in Bath, England, during my junior year of college. Though, to be more accurate, it was more like I binge-ate digestives, traveled on sketchy buses and discovered hard cider abroad. Not a lot of studying. Good times. It was the spring of 2007, and I lived in an old, narrow Georgian home overlooking the city center with eight roommates who were total strangers when I first arrived...

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