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Savage Harvest: Among the Cannibals

Humans were made to eat like Paleolithic hunter-gatherers, not farmers. – Chris Kresser, Your Personal Paleo Code Americans are in love with the Stone Age. They long for the nirvana of the Paleo era, when we ate nothing but free-range mammoths and were strong, healthy and free of neuroses. Chris Kresser claims that our health…




Friday Photo: Jaded Washingtonian Edition

I’m a jaded Washingtonian. I’ve lived in DC for so long that I no longer notice things like the Washington Monument and the White House. They are just there, part of the scenery. I had some time to kill before a happy hour downtown. I wandered into the Portrait Gallery, which is open until 7….




How to Lead a Fascinating Life but Make No Money: My Year in Writing

The more interesting the work, the less it pays – that’s the rule I uncovered in 2012. It’s the reason why technical writers are paid well (you want to write a help guide for Sharepoint?) while film reviewers are paid poorly (you get to see movies!). However, it was a great learning experience to meet…




Surrendering to Serendipity: My Year in Photography

I like wandering the city taking photos. I’m a chronicler, a recorder, pursuing the things I am interested in – city life, the arts, travel and strong horizontal lines. And in 2012, I got to do so much of what I love – taking boozy Instagram shots of art gallery shows, capturing photos of bike…




DCist Exposed Wants Your Photos

DCist Exposed is looking for photos of our nation’s capital for their annual show at Long View Gallery. The deadline for submissions is January 9 and the show will be in March of next year. If you’re a photographer, it’s a great event. I’ve had photos in the show twice. The opening night parties are…




The $100 Startup – Chapter Three: Follow Your Passion… Maybe

Some books deserve a closer read. One of these is The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau. Follow along as I delve into the book, chapter by chapter. I’ll breakdown each chapter, providing a sort of Cliff Notes summary. And I’ll include what you can’t find in the book, such as links to the businesses he discusses,…




Art, Food and Protest: My Year in Photos

A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for. – John A. Shedd 2011 was the year I decided that a camera in a bag was a dead camera. Our photographic tools (DSLRs, point-and-shoots, iPhones) are designed to be used. That’s where they’re built for. I’m also fortunate/cursed…




Friday Photo: We're All Famous Edition

This is from the Audio Warhol concert at the National Gallery of Art. It was a beautiful and weirdly moving, as the strings played with a DJ accompaniment of sound clips from the 1980s.




New Article: Tips from Local Photographers

On Monday night, I attended a panel discussion by local photographers at vitaminwater uncapped live, a popup arts/dance/music party in DC. Inspired by the stories of how these photogs got started, I wrote an article for the Pink Line Project on the talk. The photographers on the panel, who work for sites such as Brightest…




An Art Experiment Gone Wrong

My good friend Philippa Hughes is hosting an artist in her home this week. It’s a project called Art is Fear. Here’s the description: This coming May 2011, for one week, the artist Agnes Bolt will move into the home of the very sociable and curious Philippa Hughes to playfully explore the dynamics between an…