Tag Archives: college

Joining Into My New Community

In every new place I’ve lived, I’ve found communities to join with people that became my friends, many of whom helped define the part of my life I shared with them. It started as a child in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. In college, it was the other journalists at The Maneater, our student newspaper. […]

Nerdy as hell from Oregon to Florida

It’s probably no surprise to anyone that I’m pretty nerdy. Sometimes I do forget, though, how awesome it is to be nerdy around other nerdy people. One of my favorite counterparts in this regard is a friend from college who now lives and works in Oregon. This is an excerpt from a conversation we had […]

Chugging right along

The #Lifers seem to be settling down. It’s the beginning of another school year for those left in the education system, and it’s the beginning of our careers for those of us stuck in the real world for a while. It’s weird living in a world where there are fewer and fewer firsts to be had.

A world outside Google Reader

As I’ve settled into my new job and city, I’m discovering I have a lot of free time. I spend most of it online. I bought a one-month gym membership two weeks ago. I’ve gone to the gym 4 times. It’s felt wonderful to be disconnected and accomplishing something with my spare time instead of just reading the New York Times and Google Reader for hours on end.