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When What You Know Doesn’t Matter and Who You Know Does

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One time, When I was in high school and going through the college admission’s process, my English teacher, Ed Breslin, told me that life isn’t always about what you know; often, he said, it’s about who you know. I didn’t even know what he meant, but his insight would turn out to be great foreshadowing. […]

How To Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

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Have you ever gotten through an entire day without feeling uncomfortable? After suffering a panic attack before teaching a writing class at the library last month, the director from a recovery house called to ask if I would consider teaching that same class to the patients there. (“bird by bird,” word by word) It seemed absurd, […]