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by JL Gentry

He answers the question each time he raises his pen to paper. The story came before the word. It is a rhythm, the storytelling.

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The Tragic Misunderstanding...

It’s easy to feel uncared for when people aren’t able to communicate and connect with you in the way you need or feel you need. And it’s so hard not to internalize that silence as a reflection on your worth. 189 more words


Pride & Prejudice & Zombies Film Review

I’m not typically one to know of things far in advance before they happen, like the decision to bring Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to the big screen. 771 more words


Last Call Non-Romantics

So it’s that day of the year again. I wrote about Valentine’s day exactly one year ago today, oddly enough, and my opinion on the day still hasn’t really changed to be honest. 866 more words

Majestic Hippo

"Aunt Frances, 102"

I have not seen “Aunt” Frances since she moved and my Tuesdays that had been with her are now my weekly day off(well, most weeks anyway).  321 more words


February 14, 2016


“It is also good to love: because love is difficult. For one human being to love another human being: that is perhaps the most difficult task that has been entrusted to us, the ultimate task, the final test and proof, the work for which all other work is merely preparation….Loving does not at first mean merging, surrendering, and uniting with another person (for what would a union be of two people who are unclarified, unfinished, and still incoherent?), it is a high inducement for the individual to ripen, to become something in himself, to become world, to become world in himself for the sake of another person; it is a great, demanding claim on him, something that chooses him and calls him to vast distances.” 9 more words