“You Know, Your Cousin Works on CSI”, Or How I Finally Made it to California

My mother has this story that she likes to tell where I'm three years-old and I'm sitting on the front porch of our house in sub-urban Baltimore with suitcase waiting for a cab to come down the street and whisk me away to the airport. When the neighbor asked where I was going, my response …

The Best Advice I Ever Took: Pursue What You Love, or How Benedict Cumberbatch Saved My Master’s Degree

I'm sure you're wondering about the title of this post. I will explain I promise. But, it's a long story that culminates in  me holding this beautiful piece of paper that I received in the mail not that long ago. But, that's how the story ends. I figured now was as good a time as any …