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  • Caught in the Net

    Much like a 5-year-old, my nightly routine consists of refusing to take myself to bed when I’m tired; instead falling asleep on the couch with all of the lights on until 2 a.m., when I finally stumble into my bedroom too tired to brush my teeth.  I’m turning 30 in October and don’t see my behavior changing anytime soon.  But it’s really not my fault! Like any normal human being, I subscribe to...
  • Hollywood On the Hill

    I couldn’t pick a Senator out of a line-up, but I could spot Julia Roberts’ niece in a crowded Chipotle. What can I say—I’m a bad Washingtonian.  I’ve never been a particularly politically minded person, spending more time reading People than learning about the people who represent us. Part of that comes from feeling like much of what happens in Washington is far above my realm of understanding...
  • Where the Wild Things Are

    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,...
  • Born This Way

    My Dad is a high school English teacher, which means he corrected my grammar from the moment I began speaking. Not at all annoying!  While I didn’t appreciate the dinner-time lessons on possessive pronouns and past participles (please don’t ask me to define them), I am now thankful that I can (usually) string a sentence together. As a writer, that’s a required skill.  Thanks, Dad! Turns out Marc...

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