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Huge Decisions

My cousin is deciding which college to go to. There's pressure, because this is going to be one of the biggest decisions of her life. I was thinking about that tonight as she and her mother talked about schools all over the US with all sorts of pros and cons.

The course of her life will be determined by the school she chooses. Mine was, and I dropped out after a year and a half. I made a friend who I learned gambling with, which funded my life for seven years. I met one of my best friends while I was there.

She'll go for four years, so I imagine it will have an even larger impact on her. It's daunting, just to think about, really.

At the same time, I don't think it matters much where she goes. Huge decision, huge impact, low importance.

An Open Letter to Simon and Schuester CEO Carolyn Reidy


Hi Carolyn,

Sit down before you read this.

We've got to talk.

Look. This is going to piss you off. This is going to look like I'm causing problems.

I'm not causing problems. I'm just pointing out where problems already exist.

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