My Four Pillars of Community

I have a love affair with this town and everyone in it. Several years ago we considered moving to Atlanta so Tom could go back to school and become a chiropractor. Tom’s brother and his family live there, and Tom’s parents live within a three hour drive. It was a tempting thing to be close […]

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HTML was My Fallback

I went to NYU to be in advertising. Even though there was no Mad Men then, I pictured myself storyboarding my way through college and walking out with killer reel to kick start my career on Madison Avenue – only a few blocks away. NYU’s course catalog supported these assumptions with descriptions of classes where […]

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It’s not you. It’s them.

The year was 1998. The place was New York, NY. I had just graduated from college and quit my paid-internship at Bloomberg that had stretched into an almost-full-time job spanning two years. They taught me to write radio advertising copy, given me mastery in Quark and Photoshop, and allowed me to attend some of the […]

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Mirror Mirror

Life has taken a hard right turn. In the last two months, I went from working part time at home to working full time downtown. We went from living in a semi-rural cottage to a 5th floor modern apartment building on a noisy street with a view of downtown. Life is radically different, like a […]

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