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It’s Been A Weird Week

It’s been, like the title says, a weird week for me. Not flat-out freaky in the sense of coming up to a stand that’s handing out free ice cream and finding out that they’re actually testing how people react to receiving bugs as toppings (that was last month), but just… high when it comes to the number of unlikely and… Read more »

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The Guilt of Not Taking Advantage of New York

Time often seems to go by quicker when you’re in New York. One minute you step off the subway line from the airport as a fresh-faced graduate student desperately hoping that the set of keys you had arranged to receive upon arrival would indeed be there, and the next, you’re cursing out a person who has… Read more »

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On Inspiration and Days When It’s Not There

The writing part comes easily. It’s finding the ideas on days when I’ve hit a block and nothing in the entire world seems inspiring that makes me want to tear my hair out on the regular. Those days when the spinach salad that I had for lunch suddenly seems thought-provoking and the screen in front… Read more »

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What Are You Reading?

I’ll often wish I were the type of person who wakes up, reads The New York Times cover to cover before breakfast, and then casually drops mentions of articles they read throughout the day. Instead, I am the type of person who wakes up, hate-reads the posts of journalists I don’t agree with, and then spends an… Read more »

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The Shy Journalist

If you say that the title of this blog post sounds too much like an oxymoron, I will not argue with you. The experts tell us that good journalists are supposed to be tough, persistent and not afraid of coming up to anyone with hard-hitting questions. They are supposed to be ruthless when it comes to… Read more »

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Some Realistic New Year’s Resolutions: Being More Mediocre

Now that we are two days into the new year and have all read and written enough sentimental year-end statements (my own included) to last precisely 365 days, it’s time to get serious. Facebook bucket lists, midnight debauchery and lofty promises to be be kinder, gentler people behind us, we have a whole year to make all… Read more »

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2015 In Review: New Feats, Constant Movement

While musing on the relativity time will not earn one any originality points, it feels like the second half of 2015 flew by at an unrivalled pace. In between graduating from university, at one point balancing four jobs, moving three times (one of them to New York City), starting graduate school, turning twenty-three and spending so much time… Read more »

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The World Ends When The Internet Breaks Down

About a week ago, the internet broke down in my apartment building (something about the wind rupturing a core cable while I slept soundly through it all) and left the fifteen-or-so people who live there disconnected from the rest of the world. Or as disconnected as you can be in the age of data plans… Read more »

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The “Writing Is Dead” Myth and Other Rants

Before we knew what had hit us, fall came, left its leaves and is about to go away again. If the Starbucks red cups and tree in Rockefeller Center are any indication, society is telling us that winter.is.upon.us. And I was just starting to get used to the idea of the leaves changing colour. But… Read more »

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Creativity Refill

It’s hard to be creative. This thought probably hit me most strongly when I realized that while my dream job would probably include the word columnist in its title, I do not necessarily know what I’d write about. And that scares me, to some extent, because what is a writer without things to write about? Not much…. Read more »