A Letter to Vacation Palm Springs, Re:...

29th Jan, 2014

– Dear Vacation Palm Springs, Hi guys! I wanted to send you a letter just between us, you know? But since you aren’t answering any of our emails, and it’s…

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I go to Dublin, and am Convinced I Sit...

4th Apr, 2013

– I had hoped that I would be able to get my post about our visit to the townships of Cape Town up before we left for Australia, but that…

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WTF Weds: The Urban Outfitters Holiday...

12th Dec, 2012

  – Apparently a lot of folks are currently outraged at Urban Outfitters for their most recent catalog, which is full of expletive-filled products. The hub-bub seems a bit unfounded.…

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Alaska Airlines, Your Legroom is Wasted...

29th Nov, 2012

– Dear Alaska Airlines, Hi! It’s me, Geraldine. You might remember me from such notable trips as AA Flight #476, Seattle to L.A. (the one that was so bumpy, NO…

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Once Again, I Respond to Emails That I...

19th Nov, 2012

– I get email. Lots of it. Sometimes, it’s not even meant for me. (A phenomenon that I can’t quite fathom. When people don’t have someone’s email address, do they…

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The 10 Commandments of Road Trips

6th Nov, 2012

– Rand and I are currently in Boston; in a few days, we’ll be driving up to New Hampshire for a conference; a few of his colleagues will be making…

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The Ten Commandments of Air Travel

18th Sep, 2012

(This is no doubt going to piss some people off. Oh, well. Isn’t that what Tuesdays are for?) I’ve adhered to many of these rules for a while now, and…

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Pitch Be Crazy (or How I Respond to PR...

12th Jun, 2012

As a writer, I am constantly concerned that something big might escape my notice, and when a new social trend is born, when something of cultural significance occurs, I will…

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50 Reasons Why I Won’t be Reading...

5th Jun, 2012

I spent the weekend in L.A. After 48 hours or so, I was run out of town by an impeccably-dressed, gorgeous mob with chiseled abs, all screaming in unison: “DEATH…

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