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I am (more than?) a bunch of adjectives

I think like a lot of us, I have an incessant need to see myself reflected by others in order to believe that I am who I think I am. Positively and negatively. I save adjectives like souvenirs, reminders of when I got them and from whom. I wear them as badges, as armor. When [Keep Reading…]

Photo of the day: Floor seats

Back in May, I snapped this photo on my subway ride home one evening. I don’t think he saw me, but even if he did I doubt he would have cared. His nonchalance amused me on so many levels: He’s sitting on the floor of the subway car. That’s even too dirty for homeless people. [Keep Reading…]

Using Twitter for Friend Advice

I ask questions on Twitter all the time on a wide variety of topics, and I usually get really useful responses — but never as many as when I ask about interpersonal issues. A little while ago I posed this question: “What do you do when someone you really care about won’t respond to your [Keep Reading…]

Best of the Last Two Years

I’ve published 447 blog posts over the past two years, but there are a few that really stick out in my mind. Some took a lot of research and analysis, some were important announcements, and others captured my wild emotions at pivotal moments in my personal and professional life. Below you’ll find a list of [Keep Reading…]

Pleasure and Pain turns 2

I started this blog two years ago on January 10, 2008 with a post titled, Genesis. I didn’t know at the time just how fitting a word it was. It truly marked the beginning of my re-creation. Since then I’ve published 447 posts (including this one), received 1,491 comments, and had 159,031 unique visitors. The [Keep Reading…]

Happy New Year to You

2010 is here and I can hardly believe it. A new decade. A new period of time to look forward to with high expectations and even higher hopes. At this time…. …ten years ago, I was starting my last semester of high school and looking forward to the freedom of college. …five years ago, I [Keep Reading…]