Category Archives: Opinion

An Open Letter to Critics of #ThoughtsAndPrayers

Right after the tragic church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas in early November, social media was flooded with the usual chorus of people posting “sending thoughts and prayers” to the victims and their families. This is an entirely normal reaction … Continue reading

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6 Qualities That Will Make You More Endearing to Others

We’ve all encountered people that rock our world for the better. When we meet such a person, we delight to be in their presence as much as possible. They inspire us to be better people ourselves by their example. While … Continue reading

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Embracing the Boring Life: A Short Chronicle of My Transition from (Mostly) Adventurer to (More of a) Homebody

It sometimes pains me to admit that my life is not as exciting as it was in the past. I look back fondly on my college years and my 20s when every weekend was full of adventure and a high … Continue reading

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You Can Be Passionate About Politics without Being a Jerk (And You Should – Here’s How)

I’m not sure about you, but in the months leading up to the last presidential election, and in the time since, I have been continually floored at how rude, tactless and malicious the state of political discussion in America has … Continue reading

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My Personal Commitments for 2017 & Beyond

This post is instead of publishing New Year’s Resolutions. I’m not talking about over-achieving early resolutions for 2018. I’m talking about for the year that is now three-quarters over. Try not to laugh at me. OK, fine, go ahead. As … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day Tribute to My Mom (Vive)

For Mother’s Day this year, I decided to honor my dear mother with more than just a few words scratched onto a card, or a Facebook post that fades into oblivion after a few hours. Though I may do those … Continue reading

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Understanding Introverts: A lesser known fact or two

Ever get frustrated with the people in your life who are slower to react verbally or seem to be less excited about being social? It is likely they are introverts, and their behavior comes naturally and honestly. Here is a look at what makes introverts tick. Continue reading

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