I thought I knew how I spent my time. I didn’t.

What I learned from tracking a week of my life in 15 minute increments This post was written for Entire.Life. You can view the original version here. It was a Friday night, and I had just left work for a conference event. On my way, I stopped in a coffee shop to...

Be a better person in one easy step

This holiday season, you’ll probably have to interact with people. Maybe more people than usual. Family members, even. If you’re like me, then you might occasionally think about what you’re going to say, before you actually say it. On those occasions, you may find...

This is a horrible excuse for normal

I grew up in the country. Columbine happened the spring before I started high school. Things changed. It became more annoying to arrive to campus late. We had to keep coats and backpacks in our lockers throughout the day, which meant a lot of lugging books around...

Why imposter syndrome isn’t inherently bad

Imposter syndrome: that nagging feeling that you’re under-qualified, over-esteemed and on the verge of being found out as a fraud. While imposter syndrome may disproportionately affect women and minorities, it is pervasive. Almost all of us are self-identified frauds....

We know everything, and it means nothing

This is a written version of a short talk I recently gave during the Philadelphia Area New Media Association (PANMA)‘s annual show and tell. It’s closer to how I practiced it than how it actually came out of my mouth. I’ve included one very ugly,...