Sometimes, giving up is the right thing to do.

There are a million motivational posters and memes that warn against giving up, and look, I get it, perseverance is important! But for me, knowing when to quit is one of the most important skills I’ve developed over the last several years. Giving up can allow you to break habits…


Getting snowed in for the holidays reminded me that I am at the mercy of almighty natural forces I cannot control

It was indeed a white Christmas. The Reno-Lake Tahoe area was totally snowed in, and the surrounding major highways and freeways were closed. I was desperate to get out of the city, but my flight got canceled, and there was no getting around the aforementioned road closures. I was stuck…

How I got so obsessed with watching fender bender dash cam footage

I can’t remember how exactly I got addicted to watching car accident compilations on YouTube, but I blame it on the algorithm. One day, it implored me to watch “Idiots in Cars #22” and ever since, I haven’t been able to stop. (There’s really something to the adage about not…

Eve Peyser

nyc native living in reno. read my writing in the new york times, nymag, vice, and more.

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