• What Naruto Taught Me About Writing and Failure

    by  • December 4, 2017 • 1 Comment

    For a lot of my life, I was fortunate enough to be one of those kids who got praised for ability. I sailed through academics from kindergarten to high school, and it never occurred to me that I wouldn’t get into any university I applied to. Even through undergrad, I never struggled to maintain...

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    On the Fear of Running Out of Creativity

    by  • October 23, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Since I can remember, one of my favourite parts of going to bed is finally having time to daydream, without feeling obliged to turn my mind back toward work or school or social engagement. I’d imagine scenarios in which my favourite book and TV characters found themselves — or, as I got older, scenes...

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    Permission to Respond to Emails on Our Own Time

    by  • September 25, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Dear self, (and anyone else who needs it) Here it is. You were waiting for it (or at least, I was, for a long time), so please feel free to print out as many copies as you need: This certificate hereby entitles the bearer, ……………..…………… to delay responding to non-urgent emails, social...

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    Thoughts On Food and Cultural Appropriation

    by  • September 11, 2017 • 2 Comments

    So, here are two things about me that I’m struggling to reconcile: 1. I like to eat and cook lots of different types of food. 2. I am against cultural appropriation. Let me expand on the first. I love trying new foods and flavours, and, once I try something, I really want to learn...

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    The 4 Biggest Things Improv Taught Me About Writing

    by  • August 14, 2017 • 0 Comments

    (But first order of business these days: EFF NAZIS. Or better yet, NAZIS CAN GO EFF THEMSELVES. I’m not wasting perfectly good swear-words on proud white supremacist garbage scum.) The older I get, the more convinced I am that one of the most valuable high-school experiences for my professional life was competing at the...

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