What It’s Like to Owe the IRS $12,872… And Then Some!

Call me naive, but when I first started this whole “self-employed” thing, I didn’t realize I’d have to pay quarterly taxes. I had a faint idea about what I’d owe at the end of the year, so I set about 35% aside each month in anticipation. The tax code is about 4 million words long. I’m a […]

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The Danish Influence On My Life as a Writer

As I laced up my walking shoes to meet my grandma, mom, aunt, and adopted aunt, I heard the news – Shots fired at a cafe in Copenhagen. My heart stopped. Not only are terrorist attacks horrific on many levels – this one felt different. This one happened in a place I used to call “home.” […]

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