Have any advice for an aspiring entertainment/sports journalist about to graduate from grad school?
Start a Tumblr. Write provocatively. Write for free. Open a new Buzzfeed branch in your hometown. (Not a joke.) Write long. Ask your favorite freelance journalist how they pitch. Chances are, they’re great at it. Entertainment/sports was not a traditional categorical definition for a journalist until fairly recently, and I suggest you not self-identify as such. Write about everything. It’s the biggest mistake I’ve made.
“Learning how to love is the goal and the purpose of spiritual life—not learning how to develop psychic powers, not learning how to bow, chant, do yoga, or even meditate, but learning to love. Love is the truth. Love is the light.”