about Alex

As copywriter for Esurance, Alex had professional experience in everything from film to literature to (thanklessly!) correcting the grammar in friends' emails. As a fervent Minnesota sports fan, he spends most of his non-writing time gently weeping into cereal bowls.

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7 Unforgettable Movie Homes You’d Hate to Insure

You’ve laughed, cried, and gasped over these movie homes. But it takes insuring them for things to really get messy.

Homeowners 101

Bowwow Powwow: What You’re Getting Wrong about Pet Insurance

In an exclusive interview, our 4-legged expert sorts through pet insurance myths (and, if there’s time, the trash).

Insurance 101

Valet Parking Confessions: What Happens After You Hand Over the Keys

This former garage gopher reveals the sometimes scandalous (sometimes pine-scented) secrets of the valet parking world.

Safe and smart | Car safety | Travel hacks

Why We Should Embrace Roundabouts

The U.S. has been slow to adopt the roundabout. It’s time to stop spinning our wheels.

DIY hacks

Recycle or Trash? Proper Waste Disposal of Tricky Items

Curb the bin confusion — learn proper waste disposal for these 5 head-scratching household items.

DIY hacks