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The Rumpus | Behind Trees

In middle school, my AOL away message should have said: “Off playing the Sims; probably killing an effigy of you.” Because I was. The Sims was my favorite computer game and I played it almost every day. In it, you built painstakingly detailed houses and filled them with people you created and controlled completely. I […]

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The New Yorker | Some Gentle Reminders From Your New Co-op

Welcome, new member, to the Green Life Co-Op Community! We are so excited to have you join our humble grocery family. But, before you get shopping, we ask that you please contemplate the following membership meditations: —As a member, you will become a Steward of Green Life, or “the Life,” and have the privilege of […]

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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.