1. Why You Shouldn’t Try an Out of Office Experience

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At the end of a short hallway, just past the guest bathroom, in our two-bedroom apartment is what the floor plan shows to be a second bedroom. It is a large-ish room that’s on the interior of the apartment so it has no external windows. It has a large closet in it and a connecting door to the guest bathroom.

It isn’t a bedroom, though; it is my office. The walls are decorated with a whiteboard, a corkboard (covered with things that remind me of places I’ve been), a hook with numerous speaker badges on lanyards hanging from it, and a framed article (the first magazine article I had published). ...

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