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Updated ‘Me’?

I realized it's been a long time since I updated my archaic "about me" page, and decided to do something about it. Wanna check it out? Do! I think in a lot of ways it's important for me to look back on where I came from and take note of the steps that it took… Continue reading Updated ‘Me’?

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Baby No More

There are nine of us children in my family. Seven boys, two girls, and a set of twins in that mix. As the second oldest, I was pretty much used to there always being a baby in the family. Or at least a toddler. By the time the toddlers were just "little kids" there was… Continue reading Baby No More

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Adult?

I suppose that I should accept the adult things I'm starting to have to do in my life. Adulthood always seemed to far away and distant, and I didn't mind that. And then one day it was suddenly tapping me on the shoulder, and I ran like the wind.  Still am, I think. But in… Continue reading Adult?

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I Woke Up 25

Yesterday morning I woke up 25. Amid the shit-storm that has rained down on me in the past week, I am not surprised that upon waking I managed to get half way through the day without realizing that it was my birthday. The realization finally hit as I wrote the date next to my signature… Continue reading I Woke Up 25

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Here’s the Thing!

Okay lately I've been struggling with words. For a while I thought maybe I didn't have a thing to say, but I think maybe it was just this problem of execution. As it turns out, if there's something we're thinking, even if it's hard to describe, it is highly likely that someone else has found… Continue reading Here’s the Thing!

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Who Made You This Way?

I read something today. It said "Who made you this way? Do they still matter?" It got me thinking. There are countless facets of our existence, our personalities, our identities, which are formed by those around us. Sometimes this happens over the course of years, sometimes it happens in the blink of an eye. Sometimes… Continue reading Who Made You This Way?

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Within and Without

So I wrote this short bit of prose... That was about three years ago. there’s a little girl within me telling me to slow it down she calls me to go on walks farther than I currently go she makes me giggle when I shouldn’t cause mischief when I can she introduces me to folks of… Continue reading Within and Without

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I am not a carpet.

Despite being somewhat of a pessimist at heart, I have always been one to believe that people are inherently and intrinsically good, and that evils happen despite that. In my gloomier teenage years I may have said otherwise, but that was just because nobody showed up for my pity party. People are good at their… Continue reading I am not a carpet.

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Give Me Some Heartache

That's not a sentiment you encounter every day, for obvious reasons. Heartache sucks. Whether a person has discarded your friendship without a goodbye, broken your trust, romantically broken your heart, or hurt you in some other way, you get that punched-in-the-gut can't-hardly-breathe sick feeling. Sometimes it hits you hard and passes quickly. Sometimes it sinks… Continue reading Give Me Some Heartache

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Sister Love

Today two of my sisters are 15 years old. Not only can I remember when they were born, but I have so many memories of playing with them and teaching them and taking care of them. It is hard to believe that it has been fifteen years since we welcomed these twins into our family.… Continue reading Sister Love