I Hear You

We maintain an insane pace. It’s been a great week, replete with family gatherings, food and drink, and a lot of errands. It’s been productive, it’s fed my soul, and I got exactly what I needed before heading into a new year. I’m ready to be successful, to achieve the goals I’ve set. I’m feeling […]

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Compartmentalize

I learned from the best. My first job out of college was working for a local bank. I know that’s nothing exceptional, and to the outsider, I must have seemed like a regular person, someone just trying to get some real world experience for potential jobs down the road. In so many ways, I was […]

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3 Questions

“So, what are you in to?” In a church basement on a Saturday afternoon, I was asked a question I’d never been asked before. The usual question is, “What do you do?” I look the person in the face,  meet their gaze, and I offer up what amounts to a canned response. I tell people […]

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Weak, Part II

A piece removed reveals another. One of the cool things about writing such an introspective blog, almost diary-like, is that you can look back at what you’ve written and notice the progression. You also get to pick out your favorite topics and write about them again, albeit from a different perspective or angle. You consider […]

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Chipping Away

The door of the moving truck slides up. Behind it is all of your worldly possessions. They’re stacked up neatly, braced against each other, arranged so that they don’t topple over in transit. Your things are there, and they’re staring back at you, mocking you, almost laughing at you. Of course that’s all in your […]

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Mixed

Family comes in many different forms. After signing my most recent lease, it’s led me to reflect on the year that’s been, even if it hasn’t been a full year. May is coming soon, sooner than we all think it will, and that was the last time my friend and I lived together. The last […]

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So Go

When is it time to pick up and leave? For the first 18 years of life, give or take, I didn’t have to think too much. I always knew I’d stick with public schools, and so the path before me was clear. My educational choices were preordained, so I was free to be myself, to […]

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