A Commencement Address from NYC to You

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I graduated from college one year ago today. Looking back, I don’t remember a word of advice my commencement speaker gave my graduating class; I barely remember who the speaker was. Maybe she was a sub-par speaker (as it were I still remember parts of my brother’s college graduation speeches), but maybe it’s also true that we can’t really heed advice until it becomes relevant to our lives. Which is why, every time I see the sun set over the Manhattan skyline (or even every ...

Celebrations and a Picnic

This post marks three important milestones: 1.) This is the first post I'm writing as a college graduate; as a Citizen of the Real World. While the most memorable moment of the two-hour graduation ceremony this past Sunday is my tassel falling off my cap just as I accepted my diploma from the Dean, the friends and family who helped me celebrate throughout the weekend will never be forgotten. And as some of us know well, when my family celebrates, a vast, delicious spread of food inevitably ...