Volume 21: On the Bus

Welcome to the twenty-first installment of Open Book. If it’s your first visit, click here for a little background.

Today, we’re going to talk about the bus—specifically about the Megabus, or any of the other budget bus lines that shuttle people between cities all across the country. If you’ve never ridden one of these buses, consider yourself lucky. It probably means that you make a lot of money, and despite the knee-buckling surge of envy I’m currently experiencing, I’m happy for you. Really. But if you have found yourself boarding one of these monstrosities, then welcome, friends. Prepare to commiserate.

Volume 20: Moving On Up

Welcome to the twentieth installment of Open Book. If it’s your first visit, click here for a little background.

It’s been a while, friends. And a lot has gone down. I left my job at Down East, moved from Maine, and relocated to New York City. It’s the place I’ve dreamed of living ever since my first visit at age 16.

Volume 19: The Dream

Welcome to the nineteenth installment of Open Book. If it’s your first visit, click here for a little background.

The following image shows the inscription on a diary I used in 2003, while I was in seventh grade.

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Volume 18: Boston Strong

Welcome to the eighteenth installment of Open Book. If it’s your first visit, click here for a little background.

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Those were the first words I wrote in my journal following the bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon.

Volume 17: What I’ve Learned

Welcome to the seventeenth installment of Open Book. If it’s your first visit, click here for a little background.

I’ve been a diarist for seventeen years. And when you do anything for that amount of time, you pick up some knowledge along the way. Today, I share that knowledge with you. And when you’ve read through, dig up your own diaries and take a peek inside. You might be surprised to see how much you’ve learned, too. You also might just laugh at yourself—but hey, I think that’s just as good.