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RIP Delilah (2005—2016)

One week ago today we lost the coolest dog any of us have ever known. She was smart, funny and had such a palpable personality. A cross between a German shepherd and a terrier, our vet told us her breed is known for those kinds of qualities, but everyone who met her was able to tell there was something special about her. Thanks for the memories, pup.

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Shooting the Breeze: Andrew Manning

Andrew Manning, 23, likes to bring up that he works at CBS, and that he sits a few feet from where Walter Cronkite used to read the Evening News. Andrew thinks this whole Internet thing will blow over in a few years, but in the meantime uses it to promote Renegade Entertainment and its flagship podcast Renegade Tonight, where he and two DJs talk about Civil War reenactors and Jackie Chan’s music career. Season 2 is coming soon! He and the curator of this here blog wrote a TV pilot that the world simply wasn’t ready for, and he is currently working on a journal – a personal project, he calls it. Andrew also collects other people’s pens and is quite fond of dogs.

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Shooting the Breeze: Nicole Scoca

Nicole Scoca, 23, is an art Educator in Amityville, New York. She works with high school students, grades nine through 12 as well as seventh-graders. Every day at her job is different and surprising. Her students have no filter and don’t hold back. Scoca is also in the process of getting her masters in fine arts and is looking forward to continuing with school (forever) to eventually become an administrator. When she is not teaching or doing art things, she counts the days until she can sit in a chair with a book at TOBAY Beach, spends all of her money on clothes she doesn’t need and gushes over her kitten, Niko.

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Shooting the Breeze: Sam Nathapong

Sam writes inspirational stories for Pearson English and cultural commentaries with a sense of humor on his blog saminbangkok.com. Early adopter of new songs. Generally down to earth. Outdoorsy only when it’s not too hot. He loves trekking even though he gets tired after the first fifteen minutes of the hike and feels like it was a bad idea.

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Shooting the Breeze: Mike Cascino

Mike Cascino, 23, is an engineer’s assistant within the union Local 94. He works on the high pressure equipment that helps keep New York City buildings warm in the winter and cool in the summer. He is currently working toward getting his licenses and certifications needed to become a full time engineer in order to move up within the industry. When not working (which is rare) Mike enjoys a quality craft beer while watching some sort of sporting event. Mike has high aspirations of becoming social media famous and is working toward getting a blue check to his name on Twitter. He bleeds Giant blue.

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Shooting the Breeze: Steph Meyer

Steph Meyer, 24, is a podcast fan, feminist, former Disney cast member, and a painfully self-aware over-tweeter. She always tips at least 20 percent, and has never in her life possessed a functioning thought filter. Her favorite superhero is Hawkeye, and she probably cross stitches more often than your grandmother. She is decidedly a work in progress. Most importantly, she is a person. (She also definitely read your tweet.)

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Shooting the Breeze: Tessa Bryant

The year Weezer began was the same year that Tessa Bryant began. She is a writer, director, administrator, and researcher of the performing and fine arts, and is currently pursuing an M.F.A. in Creative Writing. She has a sophisticated ranking system for people based on types of chicken nuggets and knows too much about the Myers-Briggs. Pancakes are to Tessa Bryant as waffles are to Leslie Knope. Her boss once referred to her as “an omnipotent turtledove,” and one time a homeless man took a dead bird out of her hand. Earlier this year, she won tickets to Adele by tweeting and commenting over 50 haiku about how much she loves Adele.

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Shooting the Breeze: Tina Wargo

Tina Wargo is a writer, goofball, and staunch feminist with a “quirky web presence.” She’s most famous for having Lena Dunham’s handwriting tattooed on her ankle and for pioneering a religion centered around Gillian Anderson, of X-Files fame. Wargo has recently been described as “a car that only goes, like, 85 miles an hour, or is idle.”

"I grew up knowing I could have had a million different lives. It makes your life mysterious and your imagination go wild." — KT Tunstall
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A long way down

“This city is science. The people are atoms,” Charlie explained. “All the tiny moving parts in relation to the whole. Meaningless. Life. Meaningless. Then, ultimately, death.” Charlie paused for a moment, unaware of how all of that […]

“My mom, when she would take me to the mall when I was a little kid would always tell me, ‘If you get separated from me, you stay put and I will scour the mall for you. Because if you don’t do that — if you don’t stay put; if you keep looking for me while I keep looking for you — we can theoretically never find each other.’ Kind of a creepy mom, but it stuck with me  — the logic of it. And I often think of it when I think to myself, ‘What am I supposed to do next in my career? Is this joke funny, or should I do one that I think other people are going to think is funny that I don’t think is very funny?’ The answer is always follow your bliss. Always follow your bliss. Find your voice, shout it from the rooftops and keep doing it until the people that are looking for you, find you. Stay put.”

— Dan Harmon
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Wanderlust

Wanderlust: a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world. Usually on the drive to work on Monday, I find myself stuck in a daydream about traveling the world. I haven’t been out of the […]

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Bennington

I spent President’s Day weekend holed up in an awesome little cabin with friends in southern Vermont. With -15° F temperatures and blisteringly cold winds — being outside for very long wasn’t an option. Instead, […]

Nitch.com

One of the coolest blog ideas and layouts I’ve seen. A place for creatives to get inspired. The site also gives you the option to sign up for weekly emails that feature awesome photos and content from some of the most creative people ever.

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I don’t know where I’m going from here but I promise it won’t be boring.