Water Towers and Infinities

The Fault in Our Stars is a modern-day Shakespearean tragedy. It’s a terribly depressing read, but such a great one all at the same time. These quotes won’t make a lot of sense without that context. Highly recommend the novel by John Green. “That’s the thing about pain. It demands to be…

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A Tribute to 2017

Before we get going, this is going to be a tough read. I wanted and felt I needed to pay tribute to the year, and to do that we had to unearth some tough topics. Trust me, it was tough to write. I obviously encourage you to read it if…

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To the Winner

(Photo: Sarah Thomas)   Often times, it’s all about those who didn’t win. “Keep trying” and “There’s always next year” are phrases designed to comfort those that didn’t win. There is an ongoing debate of “everyone gets a trophy.” Everyone always offers support to that person without the high honor.…

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A Lesson in Looking

DON’T LOOK AT THE SUN WITHOUT ECLIPSE GLASSES! Sorry, I had to. My best friend once said something that stuck with me (okay, he’s said many, but not that I can share on the internet). “A pessimist looks down at his feet, trips, and falls. An optimist looks to the…

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The Piece That Doesn’t Fit

People are always taken aback when I share that I’m a pianist. I’m known to most as the farm kid that fixes computers (and now talks on the radio). Not that those three skill sets correlate well, but that’s mostly how I’m known. When I share that I’m a musician…

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School Starts Tomorrow: A Note to Seniors

It’s the night before. The last hours of freedom. Freshmen are filled with jitters, sophomores are ready to see their friends, juniors are ready to get away from their parents, and seniors? They don’t know what they’re feeling. Somewhere between straight fear and pure comfort lies senior year. You’ve been…

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