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How To Learn How To See

How to learn how to see

I was angry at my sister and it was late at night and we were driving on a highway. So I drove onto an off-ramp, stopped the car, and told her to get out. It was dark and there was no sidewalk and cars were coming by. She got out. I drove off. There was […] Read On…

The Horrible Things About Being A Full Time Writer

The Horrible Things About Being A Full Time Writer

First off, you lose all of your friends. But hold off on that for a second. Because it gets worse. I got thrown out of graduate school because I spent all my time writing novels that never got published. I failed five classes in a row and eventually they asked me to leave. Was it […] Read On…

What Is A Strong Woman?

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Claudia sat down next to me while I was writing yesterday and asked the worst question to me, “What do you think a strong woman is?” Why is this the worst question? Because of me. Because of my own insecurities. Maybe deep down I’m afraid if she thinks she’s a strong woman she will leave […] Read On…

Why Do Some People Always Succeed In Life?

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“Why Do Some People Always Succeed?” someone asked me. There’s pain baked into the question. This a question wrapped around a question. The inside of the question is: “Why do I often fail?”. Those people who ALWAYS succeed…it seems wrong. How did they get that way? It seems creepy. I’ve finally been given permission (there […] Read On…

20 Things I’ve Learned From Larry Page

20 Things I've Learned From Larry Page

I visited Google a few weeks ago and, after almost getting arrested, my mind was blown. First, Claudia wandered into the garage where they were actually making or fixing the driverless cars. When they finally realized she was wandering around, security had to escort her out. We got scared and we thought we were going […] Read On…

Financial Fridays: Don’t Pay Your Credit Card Debt!

Don't pay your credit card debt!

My dad got off the phone and started crying. My mom yelled at him, “He didn’t give it to you!” My dad had lent $2000 to S. and S. couldn’t pay him back “yet”. This call happened at least once a week. S. was his best friend for 20 years. My mom would scream at […] Read On…

The Pros and Cons of Going To College

Pros and cons of college

(Ok. I know. I’ve written about this (but not in the past two years). BUT Someone just asked this on Quora AND things keep changing all the time. So my answer.) Getting a degree wasted five years of my life. I got an undergraduate degree in Computer Science in three years. Then I went to […] Read On…