‘Put On Your Sunday Clothes…’

Everyone has ‘one of those days’ at least once in a while: You lose your car keys. You spill your breakfast on your work clothes, and have to change. You realize at lunchtime that your shirt has been backwards all day. When you go for lunch, your usual restaurant is closed, or doesn’t have your…
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Why I Miss Summer Vacation

As a child, I wished for adulthood, and with it freedom from school. I would get to do whatever I wanted and not go to school ever ever again if I wanted. It did not occur to me that I would have to work if I wanted to have money to pay for food, shelter,…
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Learning Lessons The Hard Way

There are some things in life you just have to learn the hard way. For example, I learned that “pride goeth before a fall” when I quite literally fell down after showing off. I was trying to show my family how I could run up the driveway — I was about 3 years old at…
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My First World Problems

Like any first-world millennial, I tend to get upset about things that would have made my immigrant farmer ancestors laugh. Provided they could understand what I’m talking about. When I catch myself being upset about something that really is pretty trivial, I like to remind myself how silly I’m being. Perhaps it comes from parents…
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Graduation: For Me, A Time To Reflect

I’ve been to more high school graduation ceremonies than most people. I’ve been to at least four since my own college graduation: all high schools I’ve covered for the paper. Every time I cover graduation, my mind is split between two things: Trying to get the perfect hats-in-the-air photo, and remembering my own graduation. I’m…
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