It was the most important decision I had to make all day. The only decision I had to make all day. But my options were limited. It was between a plain…
It was a Friday night and I had nothing to do. But there’s always something fun to see at Marshalls, where everything’s on sale and nothing makes sense…
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Green. I’ve been thinking about green. I’ve been thinking about green since spring. I’m still thinking about it. When new leaves grow, they take on the…
It’s been hot. It’s DC and it’s summer, so. Hot with the threat of storms. One day I was supposed to go on a boat with Seth and his parents, but it was…
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There’s an intersection two blocks from my apartment where I find myself frequently. It’s at the end of Adams Morgan, or the beginning, depending on…
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They’re repaving the roads in DC. They’re always repaving. I’m running in a quiet neighborhood and suddenly it’s loud. Trucks, orange cones, grinders…
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A fragment of black string floats before my face, drifting down from nowhere. I try to grab it; it floats away. It’s buglike in its movements, avoiding…
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Destinations are overrated
Do you ever feel like everyone around you wants you to fail? If not, try fostering animals. Everyone you know — friend, family, stranger, foe — will…
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On humility
I discovered a chip in my tooth. In a back molar. A jaggedness with my tongue, like something was stuck, but nothing was, I hadn’t eaten. I looked in a…
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This week I learned that every birder has a “spark bird.” A spark bird is the bird that sparked their birdy passion. The bird that opened their eyes to…