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Dave Odegard

Dave Odegard is an internet word person, whose work has been published on Maxim Online, USAToday.com, Buzzfeed, and more. He grew up on U.S. Army bases, but spent most of his life in Northern Virginia and New York City (the latter of which being where he went to college and grad school for creative writing). He currently lives with his wife in Southern Sweden and spends most of his time developing web content strategy, trying to finish writing a short story, and agonizing over the Washington Nationals. He’s not as cool as all that sounds.

Stories By Dave Odegard

The Revival of a Bloodthirsty Obsession

Leeches were once a popular medical treatment for everything from headaches to hemorrhages. Now a subculture of true believers is reclaiming this ancient practice.