Emma Siemasko

writer, storyteller


The Worst Company I Ever Worked For

Life at a content farm


I’m a writer. My first job out of college was teaching English in South Korea. That was a difficult job…


Even the skyscraper seemed too romantic.

a romance that wasn’t.


I like meeting men who possess a different sort of intelligence than I do. Logical and rational people who can take bikes and radios apart and then put them back together. My online dating profile requested someone who was good at math and wouldn’t think it was weird if I asked them to graph an equation…


The Guru

I met a guru in India who made me want to believe in something.


Lauren and I were open to new experiences while traveling through India, so we decided to…


A Phone Line? That’s Legit

Technology demands professionalism


About 6 months ago, I started working for Grasshopper, the entrepreneur’s phone system. Our product…


The Worst Company I Ever Worked For

Life at a content farm


I’m a writer. My first job out of college was teaching English in South Korea. That was a difficult job…


Everybody Calls It OkStupid

Online dating was my nemesis.


If you’re a 20-something living in an urban area who isn’t getting married to your college sweetheart, you’ve probably spent some time on OkCupid. I live with four other people. Men and women. Gay and straight. We all have OkCupid profiles.


Coupling

Relationships. We know they could end.


When writers grapple with long-term monogamy, they often turn to the animal kingdom, citing the case of the male and female swan who instinctually mate for life. There’s something profound about the coupling that is embedded into the nature of a graceful animal, as though instinct provides our proof, or works against it…


I’d Rather Have A Bed

A Non-Traveling Life


I got off the ferry in Koh Tao, a small divers’ island in Thailand, and was shuttled forward through throngs of coconuts…