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One of many "education" experiences 

I love writing in such a unique way. I love writing because it inspires me. Writing helps me do better and helps me find myself on those days I feel lost. 505 more words

Giving Up Indifference

Last week, the Catholic community celebrated Ash Wednesday, and for the first time in over a year, I voluntarily went to church.

Throughout my life as a Catholic, I have often skipped church, but my attendance was always more on than off. 1,660 more words


A Literary re-assessment

About Goldolphin Horne by Hilaire Belloc

Now I know quite a bit about Godolphin, having been introduced to him along with Augustus – from another stable – when I was a lad. 299 more words



I am not usually aware of how fat I am and honestly I don’t think about it often. But there are days generally at the gym when I feel twice my size. 112 more words


Ryan Boudinot and the Peril of MFAs

Trigger warning: references to child abuse.

For the most part, MFA students who choose to write memoirs are narcissists using the genre as therapy. They want someone to feel sorry for them, and they believe that the supposed candor of their reflective essay excuses its technical faults.

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Everything is (Not) Awesome or “Is This Good Enough For Pittsburgh?”

I don’t care for Kevin Sousa as a chef. And what I really mean by that is this: I haven’t enjoyed my dining experiences at his restaurants. 1,358 more words

"Lucy" on digital copy (2014, Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Luc Besson)

Writer/Director Luc Besson gives us “Lucy,” a movie about a woman who rapidly gets the ability to access the full capacity of her brain power due to a massive overdose of a new drug.  473 more words