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A tribute to my grandmother

This weekend marks the 11th anniversary of my grandmother’s death.  11 isn’t a very special number, but I’m writing this post today because last year on February 16, I was too busy to pause and reflect on how I felt. … Continue reading

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Why I transferred colleges, and why graduating is a REALLY BIG DEAL to me

I took a biology class at SVSU a few years ago to fulfill a general education requirement.  It met twice per week at 8 a.m., and included a lab component.  I hated it.  But I passed the class, and celebrated … Continue reading

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A Poem for the End of the World: New Year’s Day, 2012

“Write a resume of all your failures.  Now make a list of your dream jobs when you were somewhere between nine and eleven.  You know what to do.” – Mindy Nettifee Part One: Lines that don’t begin with “I never” … Continue reading

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On speaking up

“It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before, to test your limits, to break through barriers.  And the day came when the risk it took the remain tight inside the bud was more painful … Continue reading

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AWP 2012

I spent the past few days hanging out in Chicago, IL for the annual AWP conference and bookfair. I don’t even know where to start with this post because it was literally four days of literary madness.  And that madness … Continue reading

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On creative outlets

“I honestly don’t know how people without any creative outlet make it through life without going totally insane.” – Christi G. This is something I’ve been thinking about for a long time– because I feel like I’ve lacked one lately. … Continue reading

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“Don’t run your mouth. Just run.”

My friend Stephanie will recognize the title of this post.  It’s a line from her poem “Sestina, Bro.”  (You can watch her perform it here.) I started blogging about two and a half years ago, in July of 2009.  At … Continue reading

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