My Summer of Saving Lives
Lifeguarding is a lot like life. You start out thinking it's gonna be one way and then you discover it's really not like that at all.
The Blind Leading the Blind
Working in a place where no one could see me, I began to see myself in a whole new light
The Question That Changed Everything
My professor's answer showed me what I had been unable to see before: her willingness to be a mentor
Wild, Wild Life
My crazy nights working the door at The Starwood, West Hollywood's most notorious rock club
Take This Job and Shove It
I've had more jobs than a longshoreman and pride myself on quitting before being escorted to the door by armed guards
Abe Simpson and Me
I'm considerably less funny and adorable than Abe, but lately I've been every bit as angry, particularly at Gawker
The Big Cooldown
After 30 years as a personal fitness trainer, I was done. Just one lingering question—what am I supposed to do now?