i took the pottermore sorting hat quiz again three years later

Spoiler: I didn't get the same house. Anyone who knows me knows that I'm slightly obsessed with Harry Potter. Just a little bit. Anyone who really knows me understands that this isn't true. At one point in my life, I could recite a good amount of the first chapter of Philosopher's Stone. As a loyal [...]

emma, are you really gonna make it?

This question stems from many years of self-doubt and a conversation at my lunch table today. It went somewhat like this: "Hal": I don't know how anyone could write for a living. "Ivan": I plan on writing for a living. New York Times columnist. Hal: But then you'd run out of ideas. Ivan: A columnist [...]