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I wake up bleary eyed, like most millennials

I wake up bleary eyed, like most millennials, to my cell phone’s annoying alarm. How strange–four voice mails. I dial one, enter my passcode, and listen in. 834 more words

Creative Writing

Through To You

Through To You by Lauren Barnholdt, Simon Pulse, 2014. ISBN: 9781442434639. Reviewed by, John R. Clark, MLIS.

It started when Harper’s best friend Anna convinces her to put school color tinsel in her hair as an acknowledgment of school pride day. 328 more words



Riley MacPherson’s family has suffered numerous losses, and the troubled history that seemingly hovers over them all is about to get a lot worse. Leaving behind her stable life in Durham, where she is a school counselor, she takes a leap into the past, returning home to New Bern after her father’s death, to settle up his estate. 324 more words

Book Review

Sleep Mode

Two months away from my family has brought some crushing things to light for me.

Yes of course I love and appreciate my family and I understand that more with each trip. 1,097 more words


I’ve decided to just ignore that my cousin is following me, and assume that he won’t figure out who I am. I don’t have any pictures of us that aren’t hidden and will probably keep it that way. 433 more words


Yesterday I was having a good day. I was a bit tired, but I got up early, went to work, jogged with the dog (not two miles, but still), and then got on the couch to spend quality time with my wife and she’s reading her phone and three words turned me into a crying mess of messiness.  504 more words

Hoop Dreams (documentary, 1994)

James, S. (2005). Hoop Dreams. Criterion.

Directed by: Steve James

Director Biography:  Steve James (born 1955) is an American film producer and director of several documentaries, including the award-winning… 600 more words