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Mailbag from Myself

No one has any idea what to do, and we’re all trying to use what we’ve got to make things work.   


The first time I saw her, I was sitting on Cotter’s lap—he had been my best friend for probably six years at that point—at a meeting I crashed after coming home early from France.

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“Why is no one washing their hands before going to lunch?!”

Peacocks in the Neighborhood

“There are peacocks in Creston?!??”

Fear, Formula, and Getting Better

It’s like merging onto a highway when you’re not sure you remember how to drive.

Silver Lining

I’d love to claim any of the righteous reasons I might use to defend the bus: environmentalism, patience, solidarity with my surroundings… but the truth is I just like it better.

Crushing It

Crushing It

by | Jan 16, 2020 | 2 comments

Discovering each new piece of her was a treasure only surpassed by the next discovery. It did not take too long before she agreed to make our relationship official.

How’s That Working Out for You

How’s That Working Out for You

But the first time I stepped on the treadmill, I realized I don’t know how to run when I’m not moving myself forward.

Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons

That’s a heavy con for Madison (Pros: Government job benefits, Roommate Night with my best friends, a church that has become home, cheese).

Fear Factor

Fear Factor

I mean honestly, I cried the entire eight-hour car ride to college (shout out to my parents who kept driving).

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