Matrimonial Meaning-taking 

Aug 22, 2014 by

As the eleventh cousin on both sides of my family, I grew up going to older cousins’ weddings at least annually. I grew to love attending weddings; I have always found them very meaningful.

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Battlefield: Ferguson

Aug 21, 2014 by

If there is a silver lining to the tragedy of Ferguson, it is that official eyes have been opened to the dangers of police militarization.

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On Curiosity

Aug 20, 2014 by

I’m realizing that curiosity, like goodness and faithfulness, is a virtue. Blessed are the curious, for they will inherit the wonders around them.

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Matthew Brady’s True Legacy

Aug 19, 2014 by

He did everything it took to get those photographs. If there was a particularly artistic patch of land that happened to have no bodies, he and his crew would move them into position before shooting.

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Miss Bardolph, Pen-Slinger

Aug 18, 2014 by

When the seniors put on a homecoming skit and dressed up as the various teachers, the kid playing me had a pocket full of twenty or thirty pens to throw around at random.

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Wait For It…

Aug 17, 2014 by

I sat back, dumbfounded, as these realizations came trickling in. I felt a little sheepish that it took so long for me to figure it out. God got a well-deserved slow clap.

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To Ty and Lou

Aug 16, 2014 by

Later in the year, by then good friends, we learned that we had actually met much sooner, as naked toddlers in a bathtub. If I had known this earlier…

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Beach Bah Humbugs

Aug 15, 2014 by

But if I’m being honest, I kind of hate the beach. If I must go to the beach in the summer, I prefer going before 9 a.m. or after 7 p.m. You know, with the runners or the couples.

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Wisconsin’s Own Phox

Aug 14, 2014 by

I’m 24. I’m old now. I have a bedtime. I pay for health insurance. I drink hot tea to prevent kidney stones. But these tickets were free, and I liked the group, so why not?

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That’s Where We Want to Go

Aug 13, 2014 by

I knew it as soon as I saw it on the map with all the little pins. This was the worst. Kokomo, Indiana. It’s basically Pawnee without Leslie Knope there to keep it afloat.

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