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Adventure Grieving Personal Growth

The Reckoning

In my room there is a huge skylight that is right above my bed. When I first moved in, it was covered by a piece of black plastic, but the room felt so dingy and sad without the sun that … Read the rest

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Adventure Grieving Personal Growth

Missing Persons

I am sitting on the plane, one flight of many, and I’m not excited. I’m frankly not feeling any kind of anything. I’m not scared, but I’m not thrilled either; I’m all business.

I made the trip from Phoenix, Arizona … Read the rest

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Inspiration Personal Growth

The Gospel of Dolly Parton

On a regular Saturday back in 2014, I was hanging out with some friends, doing some Sacred Harp singing (just casual). One of my friends, Jonathan, played guitar, and so I asked if he wouldn’t mind showing me some basic … Read the rest

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Grieving

Three Girls, Death Particles, and a Funeral

The day of my 18th birthday can’t be beat. After a humiliating fiasco involving the police the previous night, I woke up ready for the day, my first full one in Edinburgh, Scotland. I recall that I wore some really … Read the rest

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Adventure Grieving Personal Growth

Disney is for Love(rs)

Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.

Is what the sign that hangs at the entrance to Disneyland says. Past that bridge, you are an eternal kid among a sea of kids, young and … Read the rest

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Grieving

Have Grief, Will Travel

It was our first day in LA on a very short weekend excursion, and we got up bright eyed and bushy-tailed at 6:30 AM with one goal in mind: get to the cemetery as early as possible. It would be … Read the rest