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Defending diaries | 1

Because of and instead of living, she wrote in her diary. She wrote in it frequently, every hour, like a story she was telling herself as she went along. 437 more words


Book Club: Unholy Ghost, #2

I’m back, and as promised, I’m starting with the first essay in the book: “A Delicious Placebo” by Virginia Heffernan.

Heffernan was not always depressed; she went through a difficult breakup and found herself in the clutches of depression afterwards. 652 more words


The Joy of Catharsis

I’m kind of an emotional junkie. Whether due to empathy, sensitivity or maladaptation, I tend to feel emotion (both mine and other people’s) really intensely and, every now and then, I like putting myself in the position of feeling something to a nearly painful degree (hello inner sadist). 949 more words


The Opposite Of Loneliness

“The Opposite of Loneliness” is a collection of short stories and essays by Marina Keegan. The book was published due to the author’s untimely death. She passed away in a car accident only five days after her college graduation. 454 more words


If You Try Sometimes

Hello Bernie or Buster(s)!

Did you really think primaries were democratic?

Of course the system is rigged.  Didn’t you already know that?  Bernie Sanders did.  He’d been talking about it for months.   1,129 more words


No Regrets (?)

“I should’ve, I could’ve, I would’ve, but I didn’t.” -from American Author’s “Hit It”

I simply cannot remember a point in my life when I did not have any regrets.

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Five Hostel Lessons (As Learned in Berlin)

It’s Wanderlusty Wednesday, which means it’s time for another travel essay! (All past travel essays here). Today: the lessons learned from hosteling in Berlin. 1,027 more words