For going out, we found, was really going in

Like all proper geeks, Matthew and I think a good Saturday is spent in front of screens–together, in separate corners, with breaks to cook for each other and talk through the small missed moments of our weeks. But growing up, I spent many Saturdays on a train. From Palo Alto to Mountain View to explore their superior multi-story library. From […]

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Pumpkin Carving Pictures + How to Light a Jack-O’-Lantern Without Candles

Matthew and I carved pumpkins together tonight using the same knife set I picked up on a whim in Pittsburgh my freshman year for about $4 at Walgreens. That first year I bought pumpkins at the Presbyterian church’s lot, packed them into my duffel, and heisted them to DC where we carved them on the […]

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Depression, Friendships, and Aloes

I college I had an aloe plant. One summer, I left it with a friend. Aloes are sturdy plants, evolved for dry areas. They’re sensible, only growing when they have the sun and water they need and huddling into themselves when they do not. I had known that my friend got sad sometimes and didn’t […]

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Moved to Seattle, looking for work, the usual Millennial lifestyle

A few weeks ago I finished up my time at Polaris, where for 2 years I ran online communications. I got to do a lot of good work there–raised $250,000 in 6 weeks, ran campaigns that let tens of thousands of people demand action from their elected representatives, and taught a self-defense course for survivors of human trafficking. […]

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Visiting my grandmother’s art at the Smithsonian

Today my grandmother (Eleanor Dickinson)’s art and papers were featured in a new exhibit at the Archives of American Art. The exhibit was giving life and names to iconic models, from the source of a popular series of pin-up girls to animal-muses, it covered a range. Included were the works and funny memos from my awesome […]

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