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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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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 […]

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Indianapolis Museum of Art | Interpreting: His Majesty Receives

This post is part of an ongoing series that explores new interpretations of works within the IMA collection through creative writing. In the post below, author Joe Wadlington provides his interpretation of  The Majesty Receives by William Holbrook Beard. After reading, visit the IMA’s online collection to learn about the artist’s intentions for the work. 

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Open Letter to My Hot Yoga Instructor

Dear Sultry Stretcher,   Don’t tell me you aren’t feeling it too. I’m watching you. You, with your shorts and your shirt, and your deep, honest eyes. Honestly, it’s a little inconsiderate of you to be here. I come to yoga for me; for my peace, serenity and to justify a gym membership. Sure, I’m […]

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Purpose & Plant: On Tour With Sol Food Mobile Farm

This post details rowdy times with my friends from Sol Food Mobile Farm. Their whole shtick is here, explained much more clearly and correctly than I’m about to. “And that’s it.” Eliza spreads her arms the width of the bus. After months of waiting for them to arrive on the West Coast, I’ve just been given a full tour […]