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Here’s to a New Season

Today is the first day of autumn, and instead of dreading it, I’m going to try my best to stay hopeful.

Ice Cream Zagat

A cheesy name celebrating the town it can be found in? 10/10. A charming new addition of orange pool noodles glued to its exterior to ensure social distancing? Dreamy.

A Letter to My Younger Sister

I thought I was somehow exempt—because I grew up in other countries or have Jewish blood or have a sister who looks different than me.

No Couple is an Island

No one tells you that the challenge of finding friends and creating community extends beyond just high school, beyond just university.

I Think About This Once a Week

On good days, I think about John and that chalkboard and the dog under the lectern and I remember the joy of learning new things and the inexhaustible opportunities the world presents for just that.

Reflections on the Required Reading for a Calvin Religion Degree

It’s safe to say that the reading for religion majors lacks the representation of the diversity of the religious world.

This Year According to the Notes App on my Phone

This Year According to the Notes App on my Phone

by | Aug 1, 2020 | 4 comments

Here, lightly edited, are a year of the mundane and serious and baffling things I felt the need to save.

Unpacking the Attic: Home in Eight Vignettes

Unpacking the Attic: Home in Eight Vignettes

Technically my third home, but my memories begin here.

To the Future Residents of Apartment 508

To the Future Residents of Apartment 508

Looking around the space, a constellation of memories appear.

Overheard in Fremont

Overheard in Fremont

The men greeted one group member by erupting “Herman the German!” when he walked in the door.

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