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Book Review: "I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir"

I really should learn to be more disciplined in my reading. It really doesn’t set me up to write good reviews when I have to spend an entire Saturday reading the second half of a book. 409 more words


Black Milk: on motherhood and writing by Elif Shafak (translated by Hande Zapsu

Elif Shafak is a Turkish writer, one of the most well-known Turkish writers, famous for books like The Bastard of Istanbul, Honour and The Forty Rules of Love. 1,053 more words


Stray Cats and the Prospect of Evenings Illuminated by the Full Moon

The stray cat appeared in our yard making
the most mournful sounds. Last year’s
dead leaves were caked on its black fur;
dirt covered its paws. 297 more words

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My Toxic Friendship Nightmare

Last week, I ended a toxic “friendship.” I’ve been trying to avoid talking about this because I thought that it went against my rule about blogging negatively about someone. 1,221 more words


The Cubs Go To The World Series

I remember my grandfather, Edward Guffey, as a Cubs man. He taught me about baseball; hell, he forced my father to play catch with me in his backyard in Lynwood, Illinois, when my Dad didn’t want to play with me…to make my father interact with me when he wasn’t sure how to do so because the father-son bond was somewhat awkward…I used to sit in my grandfather’s kitchen, with his candy corn and VIP pipe tobacco mixed together in the middle of the kitchen table, while we watched summer Cubs games during the Fergie Jenkins/Jody Davis/Ryne Sandberg years…I listened to Harry Carey and Steve Stone broadcast games with my Grandpa and Grandma and loved every moment of it…I learned how to cut grass on a ride-on lawn-mower while he watched from the back window, and listened to both of them about the history of Chicago baseball,  literature, and culture. 117 more words

News/Social Commentary

Always Packed

As I walked across campus, I noticed it was unusually quiet. It was chilly, but the sun was shining bright. It was the Friday before finals. 2,165 more words

REVIEW: Lone Survivor - Marcus Luttrell

Title: Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
Author: Marcus Luttrell
Rating: ★★★★★

I love reading military memoirs, but I won’t lie and say that my decision to read… 197 more words

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