Monthly Archives: October 2013

Selections From 11:37: “I Never Found It Strange. It’s More Of A Comfort, Really”

For my senior honors thesis at Penn, I wrote two poems a day for six months. It was called Selections from 11:37. Basically, every morning and every evening, at exactly 11:37, I stopped whatever I was doing and gave myself fifteen … Continue reading

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First Impressions: Avril Lavigne – Avril Lavigne

The sk8r girl gives her music career another shot, and the results sound kind of familiar. Is it possible for Avril Lavigne to be relevant in pop music anymore? It’s an interesting question because it implicitly asks what made her … Continue reading

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Why I Quit My Job Today

Life In The Real World, Day 52: Why I Quit My Cushy, Entry-Level Job Today There are so many things that I don’t know. I don’t know what small gestures mean. I read too much into an off look, a curiously … Continue reading

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Recommended Video: “Girls” by The 1975

I’ve been wanting to write about The 1975 for a while now. Their self-titled debut came out just a week or so before I started this blog, and though it’s currently one of my favorite albums of the year I … Continue reading

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Selections From 11:37: “Intersections”

For my senior honors thesis at Penn, I wrote two poems a day for six months. It was called Selections from 11:37. Basically, every morning and every evening, at exactly 11:37, I stopped whatever I was doing and gave myself fifteen … Continue reading

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Recommended Track: “Meet The Frownies”

There’s an old saying that goes: “Autumn leaves. That’s just what it does.” Okay, fine, I made it up. Still, it’s a pretty accurate way to describe the sense of longing that comes around during early October. Autumn weather is my … Continue reading

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Memorial Walls: Why We’re Never Going To Die Again

Yesterday was the first time I’ve ever heard my grandfather speak. He appeared out of the blue, as an undistinguished YouTube link in my Facebook inbox: “Brooks Robinson & Nestor Chylak Baseball PSA 1976”. My aunt had passed it along … Continue reading

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