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A few weeks ago, a woman asked me for advice about her teenage daughter.
Writing, in some ways, is akin to professional wrestling.
It was 1979. I was six. Mom said we were going somewhere special.
“OMG! You’re the rape girl!” she screams, as I light up my cigarette outside the Koreatown bar I’ll never remember the name of.
She had dildos on a shelf, a tray of paraphernalia tucked under her couch including lighters for her endless round of cigarettes.
When you wake up to a phone call from your best friend and business partner, and he tells you fire marshals from three different counties…
Now you’ve done it. You’ve published a written something and have encountered the inevitable negative comment.
On me and Phil Mickelson
Come fly the unfriendly skies with me
Reflections on a Socialized Self
In a disaster would you live or die?
The rest of us remember when bad news found us, too.
when your expectiations are too big for the big city
Fifty drops of water on a strip of balsa wood imported from Bolivia.
It’s high time to add and enforce discrimination protection in the Americans with Disabilities Act
We are willing, complicit participants.
I took a trip to my friendly neighborhood Walgreens tonight for a few necessities: antibacterial soap for my new tattoo, deodorant, and a…
A primer on neural networks and heuristic biases
Two months ago I started using Adblock, and my Internet experience has never been better.
you avoid the mirror but see yourself in strangers’ faces
My Google search history is always prefaced with “PDF Guide to_____________”
The only purposes of drinking, that I know of, are to generate ad-hoc courage and to wash away doubts, dead dreams, and depression with…
Those bumper stickers that read, “My karate star can beat up your honors student”?
I just did my taxes on speakerphone with my saint of a father.
I’m scared. I’m changing course from what’s comfortable.
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