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The most important thing I learned in college—the one essential skill I call on every single day—I learned in creative writing classes.

It wasn’t how to build a mood or frame natural dialogue; it was how to express and how to accept the distinction between work and the person who created it.

This past weekend, I learned that I am one of only 40 people in the Harvard community selected to participate in the University’s 3 Day Startup bootcamp (this year’s theme is “Entrepreneurship in Education”). During the preliminary phone interview, I was was asked how my creative writing major prepares me for a role in a tech startup. That was easy: I said that it equipped me to gracefully give and receive concrete and constructive criticism.

a pavlova

My department at work organized a weeks-long series of social events themed around the Olympics. The hundred or so of us were organized into seven “national” teams, and I was assigned Australia. Upon hearing this, my boyfriend insisted I hang a photo of The Lord Humongous on my office door. The first event was trivia… Read more »

cocktail break

To make a cocktail I’ll go wild for, mix and match from the following: gin, cucumber, fresh basil or rosemary, chartreuse or lillet or st. germain, and maybe some fresh-squeezed citrus. For ages, my signature cocktail was The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse at Noir Bar, which contained four of the items listed above (gin+rosemary+green chartreuse+lime) with… Read more »

diy: comic book shelves

The paper bag from Million Year Picnic had been sitting on the dining room table for several days. At times, it had been shuffled into the dining room, or dropped on the bookcases in the hallway. It contained three single issues and a skinny anthology. These newest comic books—and smaller caches around our apartment—had no… Read more »

what made me happy this week

Things! This week has been cold and miserable and awesome. Read on to see what I’ve been up to. Every year before Valentine’s day, my office requests donations of unused or barely-used toiletries and cosmetics, which they donate to the Cambridge YMCA’s women and children shelter. This week I cleaned out my medicine cabinets, pulling… Read more »