The top 10 books that have influenced my life

Although I didn't learn how to read until I was in third grade, my love for books has always remained constant. I grew up surrounded by books- when my parents weren't working they would often take me to the bookstore or library, where I would get lost in the labyrinth of shelves. So here's a …

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The Homeless of D.C.

This is part of a series of posts on observations and people I meet in D.C. While based on actual events, it is a creative writing exercise and not 100 percent accurate. They’re the real residents of D.C., always present, always ignored. She sits in her wheelchair and jams out to headphones in the middle …

The Park

This is part of a new series of blog posts about the strangers I observe and meet in D.C.  It's the busiest park in the District. Hundreds of birds roost in the towering trees, swooping down to peck at the Bird Feeder's feet. He's there every morning with his Washington Post and bag of peanuts he …

Why Millennials have not been offered the world

I often hear people in my parent's generation talk about how Millennials are sheltered and have everything given to us; loans, education, confidence, expectations of a job in tough times. These generalizations infuriate me. While it's true Millennials are often over-confident, nurtured excessively by their parents and will most likely have careers and jobs that don't even …