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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Parents & Potatoes

What do you wear on the day you come out to your parents? What do you cook for dinner and should there be a dessert? Do you help with the dishes and is setting the table too much? (Something you always wear to imply you are still the same person. Potatoes, salad, chicken stir fry. […]

Humble Pie: a Cautionary Tale

My recent move has not disappointed in being an exciting, fresh chapter. And I promise to wax poetic on all my new feelings and Ikea furniture soon. But for now, I want to tell you about how many desserts I’ve been eating. Cities are best explored meal by meal and I’ve never been above commuting […]