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New leaves

May 15, 2012


I remember my first day at the University of Georgia, as I walked to class doe-eyed and overdressed, angry I settled for anything less than a private liberal arts college. Alas, much to my own shock, the greatest four years of my life ensued. And today here I sit, a wiser, in many ways academically […]

Red ’til I’m dead

October 13, 2011


Below is my column on redheads and the discrimination we get that was published in the Red & Black on Oct. 1. It was subsequently picked up by, where I was featured as their Redhead of the Week. Hot damn! Click here to view the original post. — The world has an issue with […]

A Few of my Favorite Things

May 26, 2011


Summertime: a time of relaxation. A time of bliss. A time when productivity goes to die. Unless, that is, you’re a better person than I (not hard to achieve), and you have a 9-to-5 job or internship. If that’s the case, I admire you almost as much as I laugh in your face/behind your back. […]

“Left out,” indeed.

April 14, 2011


I’d like to take this opportunity–pause for a moment, as I climb atop my soapbox–to educate you all about a problem that plagues me to a deeply personal extent. I have come too far in life not to acknowledge it. There have been too many awkward dinner table shuffles, pencil smears, guitar lesson woes and […]

A Mild Case of Gingervitus

March 17, 2010


I remember the first time I was called ginger. It was in Pompeii, Italy. Seems appropriate in retrospect; that is, to have had my life changed at a historic landmark that destroyed the lives of thousands. While there my sophomore year of high school with some fellow students, I was negotiating a purchase from a […]