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Thoughts from Death

Thoughts from Death

Celebrity deaths usually don’t move me that much. I feel bad for their loved ones and whatnot, but I’m rarely so invested in the famous that their passing messes me up too much. Besides, I don’t like talking about death because it’s so fatalistic and depressing and the world’s got enough of that already. With that said, today, I’m going to talk about a celebrity death. While on my lunch break yesterday, I read some disheartening news – YouTube personality…

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Digging

Digging

In my high school days, I remember reading a lot. Reading in class, reading for homework, and, worst of all, reading over summer break. So many books and stories. Some, I enjoyed. Others were a pain. In the years since graduating, a good portion of what I read has faded from memory. However, there’s one story from my sophomore year that has always stuck out to me – a short story entitled “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson. While I don’t…

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Tuning In

Tuning In

In my high school days, the morning rides to school didn’t feel complete without the local Christian station, 104.7 The Fish. Jokes were cringy and ads were constant, but tradition had to be upheld. One of the less appealing aspects of the station was the music selection. It wasn’t bad, but they play roughly five different songs over and over. It’s been years since I’ve tuned in regularly, but, lately, one of those five songs has been really sitting with…

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No Such Thing as a Boring Story

No Such Thing as a Boring Story

For the longest time, I didn’t really like my story. When an opportunity arose for people to share their stories, I rarely volunteered my own. It’s not that I felt ashamed of my story, of what I had done in the past. In fact, that was part of the problem – I thought my story was boring and forgettable. So you know where I’m coming from, here’s my story: I grew up in a Christian home in a town 30…

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