I only write an article about every 3rd day, but I do a ton of commenting and for me, that’s often where my story ideas emerge from -conversations that I’ve had with other people, as anyone who is familiar with my on-going frenemy relationship with Nick Apex knows. I don’t ever change his mind or even make any inroads and he’s frequently quite maddening, but it’s often like a vetting and organizing space for my thoughts and ideas, and that’s very helpful to me. Other stories begin to gel in my head and so that time and process are ultimately useful. Plus, I kinda am fond of the lunkhead after all these hours of debating. He seems to have a big heart, if not a very good grasp of sociology or history.

I’ve considered submitting things to your new magazine written by dogs, but am already spending more time on Medium than I probably should, so for now, I’m going to refrain, but it’s a fun idea and I hope it takes off for you.

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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