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death by burnout

August 21, 2015

Death by Burnout: A Study

It’s 9:27 am. I already have one 500 word piece written today, so you could imagine I fall somewhere into the Type A personality spectrum. Forcing myself to stay connected more regularly throughout the day, I take a brief moment to grab some coffee, pull myself out of my laser-focused writer’s trance, and send out […]

chasing the dragon

August 14, 2015

Chasing the Dragon: Are You Addicted to Materialism?

I know what it’s like to be poor. Schlepping along behind my mom with my two younger siblings at my heels, I was a regular at our small town Goodwill, church thrift stores, and the seasonal smattering of neighborhood yard sales. When my father’s business enjoyed a sporadically profitable period, trips to Value City were […]

Best of Philly 2015

August 8, 2015

The Best of The Best of Philly

I love lists. There’s something so definitive about ranking items in a concretely determined list of importance. Lucky for all of us so does Philly Magazine. They’re my go-to resource for the area’s best nightlife, restaurants, sporting events, and more. Not sure where to brunch this weekend? Philly Mag knows (and I can attest) that the bufala ricotta […]