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Pennywise, Trump, and a Small Town Girl

Folksy places have their dark side.


As the days now grow shorter and the nights darker, I try to let the metaphor of autumn give me hope instead of melancholy.

Onward and Upward

The laughter flowed freely, as if the devastation of the last few days had dammed it up until it burst from us all at once.

Top Ten Things to Do on Roommate Night

Roommate night has sustained us through breakups, engagements, angst, hopes, and now even a pandemic.

Change of Plans

I’d known when Josh and I started dating that I might have to leave. But staying was within our grasp, and it feels nice to know what your future is going to look like. 

East Washington

I didn’t like my room when I first moved in. It didn’t have Flynn, for one thing.



by | Dec 14, 2019 | 2 comments

“I’m glad you’re here, Will,” said David, “because Sarah and I have an announcement to make.”

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).

F is for Fermata

F is for Fermata

I don’t know what home means without you.

Fear the Deer

Fear the Deer

But for me—a Wisconsin sports fan all too familiar with gut-wrenching disappointment—it’s difficult to fully lean into the excitement without the nagging feeling that heartbreak is on the horizon.

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