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Vacation!

Spending the day on a boat. Marika and I spent a week driving from beautiful Airlie Beach, Queensland, to equally beautiful Byron Bay, New South Wales.  I’ve been known to not really take vacations. Every trip I took while I worked at Flippa was, at least in part, a business trip (to a conference, to …

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Good Things Ahead

Two years ago, J. and I had just moved to Melbourne. I was still freelancing, scraping together rent money from multiple writing, translation, and video description contracts. In November of that year, I randomly met Leni and Dave at an event, and started working at Flippa shortly after. It was, in one word, luck.    …

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Balancing out the negative

It’s easy for the negatives to take over. Stuff like the TechCrunch Disrupt, ah, occurrence  and the ensuing Twitter wars. Stuff like George Zimmerman getting the benefit of the doubt. And more personal stuff, too: family being far away, big questions looming near.  Today I’m balancing that out with reading about building successful communities, and single thirtysomething …

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Stay scared.

I loved journalism school, but for someone with anxious tendencies (such as myself), it wasn’t the most relaxing of times. We were taught to always second-guess ourselves — in other words, we were asked to be in a perpetual state of fear. One professor often said that we should be trembling with apprehension as we …

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