Fling the Shoe

The mind of a child is an incredible thing. When we were very young, my childhood best friend and I invented a game. We would swing on her swing set, go as high as we could, and fling our shoes off of our feet and send them flying across the yard, and see who could... Continue Reading →

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Remember This

When I was in my 11th grade AP U.S. History class, my teacher told us there was one date we needed to remember. May 17th, 1954 - Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka Kansas. The landmark decision that declared racially segregated schools as unconstitutional, and sparked several crucial events in the civil rights... Continue Reading →

Sentimental

Sentimentality - it's both a blessing, and a curse, when you attach memories to objects. It becomes so difficult to let them go. Or, in some cases, far too easy. I had something mentally and emotionally taxing happen to me in the January of my last year of college. When it happened, I was wearing... Continue Reading →

Before They Were Cool

Most of you have probably heard the term, "I liked ______ before he/she/it/they were cool," at least once. It becomes a point of pride for some folks, when something underrated suddenly explodes in popularity, and they can claim that they have been a fan since the start, or nearly the start. Or, they can lord... Continue Reading →

Acceptance

A new entry for Old Poetry Friday, brought to you by Angsty Allie from 10th grade! No idea why I wrote this or if it was for an assignment or whatever, but enjoy!   “I don’t think that way... You MUST be wrong.” Must I? I don’t know for sure. But neither do you. Stop... Continue Reading →

Unusual Skills

You can know someone for decades, and still be surprised when they throw out seemingly random facts about themselves. Obscure little tidbits that don't quite make it into "About Me" sections and convos because there is little opportunity to slide them in organically without sounding like you're bragging. Well, I'm definitely not rife with such... Continue Reading →

In Disguise

I recently left my old gym in favor of a new one, and have been making an effort to eat better. I'm in decent shape, but would like to lose a couple of pounds and improve my strength. All about that self improvement, folks. And then, as I was hitting my stride, I got struck... Continue Reading →

Graduation

Graduation season is upon us once again. Caps flying through the air, tassels waving to and fro, and young minds full of dreams ready to take on the world. I faced both graduations - high school and college - with a measured mix of trepidation and excitement. Eagerness for the next chapter, and fear for... Continue Reading →

Simple

The first whiff of coffee in the morning. A new book on a rainy day. Fleece-lined leggings in winter. Singing a song you love at the top of your lungs. Popcorn at the movies. Hitting snooze on your alarm and not having to actually get up. Finishing a really strenuous workout. Finding out your favorite... Continue Reading →

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