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How I Graduated From Harvard, Part Two

How I Graduated Harvard, Part One. So, in the fall of 1994 I was twenty one. I had just gotten back to Massachusetts after having spent the summer at the Grand Canyon. I almost immediately got a job near Faneuil Hall in Boston, and found an apartment in a student slum in Brighton, where I […]

How I Graduated from Harvard, Part One

I don’t usually come out and tell people I graduated from Harvard. I feel like there’s whole big long story to tell. I’m aware that people hear the name “Harvard” and often draw immediate conclusions. They might think I’m smarter than average, that my parents were wealthy, that I belong to some sort of elite […]

Further Back

In 2000, for my last semester of my undergrad, I took Introduction to Buddhism, and Black & White Photography 101. They were two subjects I was really looking forward to and I was excited to finish school with two classes I knew I was really going to enjoy. Turns out, both classes sucked. My Buddhism […]

Ghosts in Boxes

We’re moving in two days. I know, I can’t shut up about it. We are barely packed and aren’t nearly ready. But like most things in life, it’s not really “exciting” until there’s a looming deadline and endless procrastination, followed by white hot anxiety and a smidge of clinical insanity. We know how to party. […]

Not New Simplicity

Every other month or so, Dave’s hair gets a little fuzzy, and we take a drive out to Aloha to Dave’s barber. He’s been going to the same barber for much of his life. Except for in the 1990s, Dave’s “lost decade,” when he had long hair, which he kept in a ponytail and he […]