Family

June 04 2014

Moving On

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Spring of 2010 I pointed my car in the direction of Nashville and traveled what felt like the whole length of I-65 for the first time. I'd been visiting my best friend in Nashville the …

The Make Believe of Bravery

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When's the last time you felt brave? The question went something like that. We were throwing around conversation starters, playing one of those get-to-know-you type games. We took turns awkwardly umming, passing around glances and dead air. …

Church

June 03 2014

When Community Cliques

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Those were the days, my friend We thought they'd never end We'd sing and dance forever and a day We'd live the life we choose We'd fight and never lose Those were the days Oh, …

my confidence since my youth

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When we rounded up camp's driveway that first summer when I was ten, my stomach fluttered, and I thought my heart would burst. Two whole weeks! I never felt more grown than there with my own …

Culture

June 03 2014

Choosing Peace

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The man was angry. It was hot, you see, as is the usual for Oklahoma in May. People know this. Also, there are weather apps, in case going outside on a hot day isn't enough evidence …

Culture

June 02 2014

David Sedaris in Paris

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In an old This American Life NPR podcast from around the year 2000, Ira Glass follows writer David Sedaris around Paris. The episode is called “Americans In Paris.” He comments on Sedaris’ rise to prominence and …

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