Growing up, music was such a big part of my life. Today, I am hard pressed to pick up my flute, but I can easily say that it had an impact on who I am and how I grew up. I love watching Dane play his guitar, whether it’s a song written by him or […]

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Dane loves lamp posts. Specifically, he loves how, as we walk hand in hand down the street, the light filters through the trees, as if to bestow magic on every leaf. I love snow. Specifically, I love how snow illuminates while it blankets, making the ordinary seem ethereal. The effect doubled with this very standard […]

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Dane’s 40 before 40 list started out very ambitious, very serious, very no-nonsense. As someone who deeply admires his goal-oriented nature but also cares about his sanity, I encouraged him to add some goals of a more frivolous nature. He added the Rubik’s cube. Sticking with the theme of frivolous, for his 30th birthday, I […]

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i do not want to have youto fill the empty parts of mei want to be full on my owni want to be so completei could light a whole cityand theni want to have youcause the two of us combinedcould set it on fire Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey I read Milk and Honey on a flight […]

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Invictus Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but […]

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