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May 07 2011

Dear Grad School

By now I hope you have learned that I teach in Philadelphia. But for those of you late to the game; I teach in Philadelphia. And teaching in this longstanding and historical urban setting has awarded me many privileges and experiences that can be found no where else. I can run the art museum steps…

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Oct 11 2010

Heart of a Champion

Many studies have explored how influential popular media images and icons can be on the development of personal identity. I have read none of them. Nonetheless I feel I can use myself and my experiences as a case study to examine this question, and hopefully come up with a conclusive answer. My conclusive answer is…

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Sep 10 2010

The Hardest Thing I Have Ever Done

When I was 5 the hardest thing I had ever done was convince myself to walk through the backyard at night to open the shed in the dark. When I was 17 the hardest thing I had ever done was talk my way out of getting arrested for putting a couch on the roof of…

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Sep 10 2010

The Essentials (Ep. 1)

The more things change, the more they stay the same. YES. I am a long way from anywhere I am familiar with. And YES, upon arriving I knew no one at the time in Philadelphia. Everyone is going through their own transitions as fall arrives. And as I begin to traverse this canyon of a…

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I sit here today contemplating the uncertainty of life. I have been many places in my life. Known many people. Experienced many amazing, eye-opening, challenging, and rewarding things. From being born and raised in Berkeley California (Albany if you’re from the East Bay), to attending the University of California Santa Barbara, to studying in Japan.…

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Aug 30 2010

Teacher Boy Swag

This. Right here. Is my. Budget: $0.00 As I look forward to beginning my career as a teacher I look back at the path that led me here… specifically the flight across the country, the living (and necessary social) expenses, and the deposit on my apartment. Now I don’t know about ya’ll but I’m not…

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Aug 30 2010

That New New

For a while now I’ve been talking a lot of smack about starting a blog. I feel like I’m funny, insightful, and articulate enough for it to be a successful production. My main problem is that if I do something I want to do it right, so I’m always terrified about starting a new creative…

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