Category Archives: Portfolio

Brussels Writing Workout Workshop

Prompt 1: I forgot to turn off the oven! Marie shut the dresser drawer with great finality. She had the proof, that lying, cheating bastard. How did he think she wouldn’t notice? Was he really so daft? The brown hairs in … Continue reading

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Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Inspired by a disastrous stint dog-sitting a few years ago. Possibly to be continued. Enjoy. Barking Up The Wrong Tree Winston promptly stepped in it as soon as he had finished, the warm, odorous feculence squishing and squashing beneath his … Continue reading

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On Moving to California

  Four years ago, I moved to Brussels, Belgium knowing only one person who broke my little 22-year-old heart as soon as I arrived. Last year, I quit my steady job in New York to move down and travel around … Continue reading

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Alice’s Guide to Guatemala

I went to Guatemala for vacation back in February 2014, originally planning to spend a week lounging on beautiful Lake Atitlán and taking a few Spanish lessons. Instead, I ended up ad-hoc backpacking around the country over 10 days, taking in Antigua, … Continue reading

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Instanbul, likety split

Three weeks ago, in the middle one of those “I’m 25 and what is going on in my life, society, the world, wait, what, you just froze” Skype calls with one of my best friends, Julia the self-made trilingual, she had … Continue reading

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A Week in Warsaw

I really had no idea what to expect from Warsaw. I’d only read about it and seen movies in the context of World War II, and only met a handful of Poles my whole life. But when the opportunity came … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving, Y’all: Some thoughts on food words

I frequent Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com probably more than most people, because what fun is speaking or writing if you can’t out-vocab someone? They’ve also got a great blog that I occasionally peruse when Gawker gets overly snarky or the BBC … Continue reading

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