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Lex Perez

First Sentences

The hardest part of academic writing, I think, is the first sentence. There's a lot of pressure there. The first instinct for me is to make a sweeping generaliz...

Dangers of Drinking

A couple of weeks ago I attempted to strike a lighthearted note by giving advice on being "that kid." There are obviously many dangers of drinking There was one...

Not Being Rejected

Not being rejected in the job world is interesting to think about. I once read a story about an argument that two men had regarding capital punishment. The fir...

On Being “That Kid”

We've all done it. We've all been "that kid." We got too drunk and locked ourselves in the coat room so we could sleep; we've fallen down stairs; we've said thi...

The Intern, Part II

I’m lucky.  As much as I complain about my life I realize most of the time that I am very lucky:  I was lucky that my parents could afford to live in a neighbor...

The Intern, Part I

Internships are tricksy little things.  If you’re not careful they can weigh down on you like a permanent bad mood until the internship ends.  If you choose car...