"Definitely turtle. Many turtle species are shore-dwellers. Likewise, turtle people are comfortable swimming the waters of emotion while also keeping their feet on solid, rational ground."
Most impactful book:
"When I was 11 I found Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in my parents' garage. I remember reading the first page and thinking, 'Damn, I'm going to be in trouble.' But I couldn't put it down. Been a psuedo-journalist ever since."
"As a passion project, I'm co-producing a forthcoming podcast, and I work on—and listen to—as much audio storytelling as possible in my free time."
Secret super power:
"Maybe it’s because I was born in Manhattan where there are no parking spots, or because I grew up in Los Angeles where parking is a competitive sport, but I somehow have the ability to spot and nab decent-to-excellent parking no matter where I am."
Worst advice ever followed:
"When I was in my early teens, I dropped my cell phone in a lake. My uncle's friend told me to heat it up in the microwave to dry it off. I did, and of course, it exploded."
Senior Writer and Editor
"I worked late for years as a journalist, so now I treasure early mornings. I start the day by briefly torturing my cuddle-averse dog; then I stretch and eat breakfast (usually something mildly unhealthy—life is short!) before my 20-foot commute."
Writer and Social Media
Most impactful movie:
"I was in 7th grade when I first saw the movie Apollo 13. From then on, I soaked up NASA history, especially info on the Mercury program. Designing and testing rockets, when no one had flown in space before, still has me in awe."
Favorite burrito spot:
"You tell me, I don't eat burritos."
Mary and Myles
Most-admired living person (Mary):
"I admire you, Oprah. If we meet, there's a good chance I'll try to learn your life story."
Most disliked service (Myles):
"I'm not a fan of GPS. I'd rather get lost and see something new."