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The Time I Dated a Writer

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the time i dated a writer

For a while, I was seeing this writer. He was very sexy and very talented and I loved his writing but oh boy, was the relationship rough. Note to self: listen to your mother when she tells you that he should like you more than you like him. Sometimes, he would sit me down on […]

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The Time I Joined My Friend’s Band

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the time i joined my friend's band

I’ve always been more a doubter than a believer. My inclination has always been to say no more often than yes. This applies to everything from concerts and gigs to parties and dates. Which explains a lot about my social life. When you want/need things to be perfect all the time, it’s hard to risk […]

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The Time I Started to Learn a Better Way to Learn

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the time i started to learn a better way to learn

I had dinner with a friend yesterday and she told me about a colleague of hers who is going through a hard time. She’s bright, talented and extremely diligent. There is nothing to complain about when it comes to her work ethic and productivity. The issue is, my friend told me, her attitude. This colleague […]

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The Time I Left My Violin On a Train, OMG

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the time i left my violin on a train OMG

I once had to take a train from Penzance (yes, as in “Pirates of”) to Paddington station in the UK. It was a horrible trip – six hours one way, sitting fully upright in the tiniest, most uncomfortable seat I’ve ever sat in. I was on my way back home from the International Musicians Seminar, […]