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  • Let’s Create The Lives We Do Not Deserve

    The following is adapted from a speech I submitted to be considered to speak at the Boston University College of Communication commencement ceremony. This weekend, I graduate from Boston University. I am done with college. And as I look back on my four years here, I’ve come to a pretty simple realization: I have been mostly…

  • Love Trumps Hate

    “Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division; have to get together. To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.” I heard these words crackle over AM radio as I drove home at 3 a.m. Wednesday from…

  • On Making It Work When You Have “No Time”

    “How do you have time for that?” I hear this question several times a week, from people in all aspects of my life. My friends at the newspaper (where I spend about 50 hours a week) ask how I possibly have time for band, and my friends at band (where I spend about 8 hours a week)…