Column | Aug 11, 2014 | 2:16 PM
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Story | Aug 1, 2014Ben Hoffman was just a handful of rejection letters away from giving up on writing before he ever really started. About five years ago, after a stint teaching seventh- and eighth-graders through Teach For America in Washington, D.C., Hoffman, 30, decided to go back to school for a master's degree. The Harrisburg, Pa., native applied to both creative writing and public policy programs. He got into all of the policy programs. He didn't get into any of the creative writing programs.
Story | Aug 3, 2014
Results had been tabulated, but the first place winner wasn't answering his phone. It was, after all, his wedding day. Multiple redials. Finally, he picked up with a polite, but anxious, voice. The results were in, and I was calling to inform Ben Hoffman...
Story | Jul 30, 2014 | 1:15 PM
Column | Aug 1, 2014