The name, which I’m not the biggest fan of, kind of says it all. This blog doesn’t have a discernible theme; it’s mostly a place where I explore things that are on my mind. If I were pressed, I’d call it a sociology blog that enables my compulsive graph-making habit. To the greatest extent possible, I like to avoid directly discussing electoral politics.

About the author:

I graduated from Umass Amherst in 2012 with a degree in sociology and Five-College certificates in international relations and interpretation. I used to want to work for the State Department, and I accordingly took the Foreign Service Officer Test right out of college. When I missed the cutoff (by six points!), I decided to spend a year rebuilding homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

A few years after that, I got into writing professionally, and it’s been pretty great. These days, I work full-time as a development writer for a political advocacy nonprofit. I’m not sure what the future holds, but I think it would be cool to write a book at some point.

Aside from putting one word in front of another, I enjoy music, foreign languages, my very humble attempts at data visualization, and reading. I also like to travel, and have been trying to see more of the United States over the past couple of years. Exercise of various forms is great, too.

If you’re interested in contacting me, you can find me on the usual channels:

  • Email me with any requests or thoughts. I do commissions and business writing. Samples upon request.
  • I’m not great about keeping my LinkedIn page updated, but it’s there if you’re interested.
  • I’m pessimistic about social media, but you can reach me on Facebook and Twitter.
Taken in Algarve, Portugal in 2015. I really should find a more recent pic.

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