Life Update

I graduated from college, I think. (Still waiting on that “diploma.”)

Still volunteering once a week at Mighty Writers. It’s an awesome feeling when I walk in there and a handful of kids run up to me, yelling “MARC!,” and jump up for a hug. One of my little buddies there, Mukhtar, is a prolific comic book artist who wants me to help him “animate” his drawings in Illustrator. “Animate” is his word for coloring them in using vectors…

The internship at WHYY is super awesome. Like Mighty Writers minus the kids, it’s a great feeling to walk in at 9:00 a.m. to the sound of Radio Times playing live in the background. I’m anxiously awaiting for the moment when I run into Marty Moss-Coane or Terry Gross in the hall though… Such a fine line between stalking and happenstance.

Kidding aside, they’re really dedicated to giving me a good experience there, and I’m even getting some good stuff for my writing portfolio. (I’m working with the senior publicist.) This week I did lots of editing, and interviewed and wrote a profile for a staff radio producer. It’ll appear in an upcoming newsletter that goes out to their employees.

I’m also working on a bunch of new stuff for b minus which I’m going to share with you soon. I’m also excited to finally move into a new apartment, and settle into a new routine in a new place. New new new. Work at the coffee shop has been pretty good too — it’s awesome to be able to make so many friends at a job. One of them, an ex-New Yorker, even offered to help us move! Until next time…