The College Dream
Aug30

The College Dream

The foundation of every state is the education of its youth. – Diogenese Not to brag (which means I’m about to), but my girlfriend, Jaylynn, is amazing. In addition to having the courage and drive to apply for college after being a few years out, she received scholarships for most of her education. However, that funding didn’t cover everything, and in addition to taking classes, she has to work to pay for the rest. Now, back in...

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In the Blink of an Eye
Sep30

In the Blink of an Eye

After all is said and done, a lot more will be said than done. — Unknown Did you know that each dandelion flower produces 200 seeds? Or that a quarter of the world’s wealth is controlled by just 200 companies? Or that in 200 minutes, you will have taken about 2,600 breaths, blinked about 3,400 times, and your heart will have pumped about 14,000 beats. So what’s so great about the number 200? Well, this is my 200th blog post of...

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Hello Again, Homesickness
Jan07

Hello Again, Homesickness

Home is where one starts from. — T.S. Eliot It sure was nice to be home. The hearty meals. The head scratches. The general lack of any and all responsibility as I played video games till 2am. But now I’m back in Columbus. In the snow. And moody. Really, though, I’m just homesick. The notion of homesickness goes as far back as Homer’s Odyssey where some of the sailors were forced to stop singing their country’s song because it...

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A Hazy Understanding
Aug06

A Hazy Understanding

It is a happy faculty of the mind to slough that which conscience refuses to assimilate. – William Faulkner On December 9th, 2013 Michael Deng, a freshman pledge for the fraternity Pi Delta Psi, participated in an initiation ritual called the “glass ceiling.” For it, he was blindfolded and strapped with a 20 pound backpack as he tried to run a predetermined course. However, during the process, the other fraternity brothers continually...

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Beginning Your Descent…
Jul30

Beginning Your Descent…

The only thing worse than a liar is a liar who is also a hypocrite. — Tennessee Williams Right now, I am giving you the choice between taking the blue pill or the red pill. If you like the way your story works, the perceived authenticity in your life decisions, select the blue pill and leave without reading further. If, however, you want to see how twisted this rabbit hole gets, take the red pill, and let’s begin our descent. …...

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