“Magical endings are a sham,” I said to my husband. Twelve hours after my daughter graduated from college, she sat on the couch across from me, sharing all sorts of emotions over her final days of college. Her own feelings forced me back in time, vis-a-vis my own goodbyes. High school graduation. 1995. College four years later. […]
We all know the story. The greatest thinker of Western thought, put on trial for questioning the status quo and refusing to let others get deluded by Everyman thinking. At his trial, Socrates refused to beg for his life. He didn’t believe that death would be the end of him, and he warned his hundreds […]
When a story changes the way you think, the way you move through the world, and the way you see yourself and others, that’s when it takes on the role of something bigger. It’s no longer just plot and theme and character. It’s more than the formulaic circle of the hero’s journey. It becomes alive […]
I remind myself not to speed. Tillotson Avenue has evolved into a bit of a power path for the university police and the state highway patrol. Digital speed limit signs flash when you’re driving too fast, and ominous, radar-equipped SUVs conspicuously tuck themselves into alleys and driveways. The courageously feckless disregard the warnings and speed […]
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