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Don't Forget to Pause

I’m driving down the road singing Avril Lavigne at the top of my lungs. One of my best friends next to me. Windows down with my arm outstretched catching the night air. 412 more words

Vulnerability

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.

– George Sand (1804)

She was raised to show her untiring devotion to love; wrapping love as a gift and feeling loved by her immediate influences around her.

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Reflecting

Me duele el corazón...

My heart hurts…

This was not a topic I ever thought I would blog about. I guess that’s why it’s taken me a day or so to write a post about it. 651 more words

Blogging

Same Sun

Trying to forget you like a song in my head
searching for noises to replace it
Putting up my hand to block the sunlight
wishing it was night instead… 16 more words

Beauty

Who Will We Become as We Gather Together in this Terrible Kingdom?

The title of this post comes from the poem “Hymn,” which Sherman Alexie felt compelled to write after what took place in Charlottesville. And like him and countless others, including scores of teachers, I, too, have felt compelled to try to put into words some of what I’ve been thinking and feeling in the wake of those horrific events—if only to try to tame those thoughts and feelings, many of which were unsettling. 972 more words

Teaching

Hiding my feelings

Over a conversation with a co-worker today, I felt an unnatural flow. And it was coming from me. I’ve noticed this has been the case for me for months now, and it has gotten worse over the years. 126 more words

Reflecting

Love Letter: To Those With Hometown Roots and Wandering Souls

To those with hometown roots and wandering souls, this love letter is for you.

It’s been 8 years since I packed up my 18-year-old self and left Eastern Oregon for college in Kansas. 935 more words

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