I grew up with hay fever in the grass seed capital of the world. It’s a $256 million industry dedicated to giving people across the world beautiful lawns and to giving me watery eyes, swollen sinuses and a new section of my budget dedicated to Claritin and Kleenex. For months each year, the air over … More Hometown Glory: How where you grow up shapes who you become
It started like any other evening at the pool where I work: chaotic, and under control. Take 20 thousand gallons of water, a bunch of almost-middle schoolers, and add in the freedom of being away at summer camp, and you’ll get a number of potential hazards. We have the shallow-end divers, the headfirst slide-goers, the … More Taylor Swift helps prevent drownings
I have two main reasons for writing this blog. First of all, I think I have writing anxiety. Every class paper brings waves of nausea, jolts of stress hormones, and fits of procrastination. I think I’ve worn down the carpet behind my desk from essay-induced pacing. Heck, composing a tweet raises my heart rate. For … More What is an Adventure Thief?