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13 Bay Area Authors to Watch and Read in 2016

#9 | Joe Wadlington grew-up in Tennessee where, according to his online bio, “he learned to tell stories and make biscuits.” Now based in SF, he serves up prose that marries down-home charm with a modern-day twist. On April 4, 2016, see him perform his work in “Funny Sexy Sad” at Second Act; and April 19th, at Out Storytelling […]

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Launching “Drafts”

When I tell people I’m a writer, the most common thing I hear is, “I wish I wrote, but it’s so hard to start!” It is hard to start. But I think this will help: I’m launching a newsletter. “📝Drafts” will send you a funny, encouraging, 5-minute writing prompt every Sunday morning. You’ll write directly […]

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Buzzfeed | The 5 Stages of Running Up Mt. Tam

Mount Tamalpais is a gorgeous gesture of land that towers 2,574 ft. above Marin County. Hiking to the peak means being in the company of clouds, then surpassing them and standing in the sun, above a misty sea that covers the Bay Area. It’s gorgeous and hiking to the top is challenging, fun, and worth […]

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BuzzFeed | Emojis You Need In Your Life

1. Taco 2. Burrito 3. Solitary Batman standing atop a building, staring down at Gotham, dejected 4. Nachos 5. Two tacos 6. A whole pizza 7. Every face and gesture of the regular Emojis but with a responsive skin tone and gender slider 8. Misguided karaoke 9. A mic drop 10. A unicorn celebrating 11. […]

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Medium | The Value of Being Uncomfortable

A few years ago I realized I was part of the problem; and I have had the pleasure of re-realizing that every day since. For each thing I learn — there is more to learn. It’s daunting. But only when we discover our role in a problem, can we accept a role in the solution.

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BuzzFeed | When 7/11 Made You Think YOU Could Be Beyoncé (and Were Wrong)

The world (some of the world) was rocked when Beyoncé released a laid back, fixed-camera video for her song 7/11. The casual style of footage made about 19 million people think “I’ve danced in my underwear in a hotel room. I might be Beyonce!” These people were wrong.

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Seven Meetup.com Events I’d Actually Go To

Meeting new people through mutual friends is so ’99. The Internet has thought up tons of ways to put you in uncomfortable situations.  There are all levels of sites, boring and scandalous, that help you meet new people. I find Meetup.com as great way to organize doing something fun with a group of new people in a casual, I only half expect you to be my new […]