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Central Japan
2017: Year in Review
There’s nothing like waiting 11 hours in a foreign country to stem creative thought. I

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Film
My Writing Rituals
Travel inspires me I’m writing this on a moving bus – my absolute favorite writing

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snowball
It wasn’t just a snowball
I remember the first snowball I ever threw at a girl – my childhood friend

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black smoke
Black Smoke
I confess that I don’t remember the man’s name, nor the exact events surrounding his untimely death. But he left

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Iceland Travel Busyness
Busyness is a Sign of the Times
I wonder: am I constantly busy because I crave busyness? Or do I crave busyness because I’m constantly busy.

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Fenway Park baseball
More than a visit to Fenway Park
On the other side of the groomed diamond, the Green Monster rose out of left field grass. A roar of

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Cooking Onions
Onions: A Short Essay About Family
“It’s just the onions,” her voice comes. She doesn’t bother wiping them away; takes a breath. Wisps of thin hair

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mental health
Mental Health and the Military
A machismo environment This is a little late, I saw Sunday June 11 and mistakenly

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Creating Your Own Happiness
Creating Your Own Happiness
Lifestyle Priorities Amidst work, relationships with friends and family, bills, and other responsibilities that pile up

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The Thread of Time: An Essay
Like a single thread of yarn stretching into the void of history, attached to solid mooring of ancestral days, unraveling

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Brothers
Oh Brothers Where Art Thee: An Essay
I wasn't met with screaming, or laughter, or crying, or arguing, or even a smile, when I kicked off my

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I Am Blessed
I Am Blessed: An Essay
All these years later, her words and assurance stay with me: God is still bigger; than hate, which drove a

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