Thursday, April 30, 2015
In first grade, sweet, innocent and shy 7-year-old me was sitting quietly at my desk, minding my own business. And then I got up to sharpen my pencil, took a few steps and dragged the chair right with me.
Turns out my classmate Robby Jenkins decided to tie the string of my jacket to the leg of the chair before sitting back and watching the embarrassment unfold. It was both genius and horribly...
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
I once read a review for a hostel my friends and I were considering staying in during a trip to Venice. “If you love prostitutes and drug dealers mingling outside of your window, this is the place for you!”
I was equally horrified and intrigued. I didn’t think I liked those things, but wasn’t traveling all about expanding your horizons?
Of course, we all pushed aside our desire for a good story—...
Monday, April 20, 2015
A few weeks ago, Periscope, a live streaming app acquired by Twitter, launched and only hours later the 45-day old Meerkat, a competitor, announced that they had raised $14 million in funding and amassed a half-million users. Why so much interest in these two mobile apps? Simply put, their technology makes the immediacy of social media even more immediate.
“At that moment I realized that the...
Monday, April 6, 2015
For most of fourth grade, I went to the nurse’s office at least three times a week with a “stomach ache.” The nurse’s remedy for such ailments was a large, chalky green mint that was supposed to settle your stomach.
In reality, I was a chubby 9-year-old who got straight A’s and just wanted an excuse to lie down for half an hour a day, take a break from academia and eat candy.
Looking back, I...