Worth 1000 Words #7: Studying

Allow me to spin a cautionary tale about the importance of studying, and the evils of procrastination and putting off work. Throughout my academic career, from kindergarten to college, I was a decent student - in the sense that I got good grades and I generally behaved myself. On report cards, I never got below... Continue Reading →

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The Faulty Vending Machine of Life

When I was in college, I had several of my English classes in a building known as Emerson Hall, so I spent a lot of time there. Occasionally, I would get thirsty over the course of the day and would need to buy a water bottle from the vending machine. However, I quickly learned that one... Continue Reading →

Worth 1000 Words #1: Frolicking

In the spring/summer of 2011, I spent two months traversing England with a group of about 20 other students and a rotating cast of four professors. I had my inhibitions about going at first - I had only just finished a rough first year of college, wasn't sure I would be able to make friends... Continue Reading →

Breaking Down

Whilst digging through some old flash-drives, I found one of my old creative writing pieces from the first semester of my final year of college, in 2012. Just thought I'd share it because the memory made me laugh. For reference, I'm now 24, and I was 20 when this was written.  _______ Some mornings I wake... Continue Reading →

Surviving Rock Science

When I was in my final year of college, I had to take a lab science. It was a requirement foisted upon me, not a choice. I'd thought that I dodged it, because I took an online astronomy class with a "lab" over the summer of my second year, but my university saw through that... Continue Reading →

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