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Modern society and the busy people who inhabit it

ACT I Setting: a hipster coffee shop where twenty-somethings flock Nadine: Wait just a second, I’ve gotta get a picture… Charlie: For Instagram… yeah, we all know. Nadine: Gotta give the people what they want Char— Charlie: [cuts her off] … Continue reading

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Oppressed, but trying.

When my mind is idle it will always be found hiding in the mountains. When my mind is working diligently it will always be wandering back home to find the clean air and gritty soil. To rest in the quiet … Continue reading

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To: the guy who cat-called me,

Does it make you feel big, like a skyscraper—so tall, to call out to random women on these dirty, city, streets? You say, “Hey baby, won’t you back that ass up?” And I say nothing, but my cheeks grow red, … Continue reading

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wednesday.

BEEP BEEP BEEP, the alarm blares. I realize that It is Wednesday. The anxiety is already settling into the corners of my stomach while the sound of rustling sleeping bags disturbs the still air. The day is just beginning and … Continue reading

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Mowing the Lawn

The sun is a watch that constantly falls out of sync my palate is invaded by lucid beginnings, Will the ice cream drip on the sidewalk… Or nah? It is melting because it is so terribly cold outside. The musty … Continue reading

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26.2–The goal, the reason, the journey.

In case you are still part of the small population of people in my life who have not heard, I am running the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon this October. This is easily the most absurd, terrifying, awesome, and … Continue reading

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Appalachia Round Two (Spring Break 2015)

What happens when 14 college students and one really cool advisor road trip to rural West Virginia for a week? Magic. The answer is pure magic. This was the second year that I had the privilege of serving in Appalachia … Continue reading

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tired eyes and a tireless mind.

I lay in bed with tired, heavy eyes that cannot muster anymore moisture. I long to sleep so I can escape this reality for at least a little while. My eyes are in agreement, but my mind is putting up … Continue reading

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The Pink Apron

The glorified napkin that gets thrown over a hook at the end of each day, begging to be washed, it is the young messy child who just wants love, affection, and undivided attention. It is the warmth of a summer … Continue reading

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He will provide, oh yes he will.

As some of you probably know, my financial situation hasn’t exactly been picture perfect lately. As is with most college students, I was staring in the face of medical debt while also trying to fund raise for a mission trip. … Continue reading

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