Losing a Hero

Celebrity deaths always hit home in a bizarre and unsettling way. These public figures expose themselves with great vulnerability through their art, establishing a personal and unique connection with each member of the masses. 2016 has brought about a staggering amount of celebrity deaths, but this week’s news of Carrie Fisher’s death has been the […]

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Your Draft Quota is Full

I have drafted 14 posts that have never been published. 14. Some are complete stories that didn’t feel right once I took off my author glasses and looked on as a reader. Some are short jibber-jabbers of nonsense that I failed to piece together. Some are interesting ideas I was just too lazy to give […]

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The Haynes Sisters

When I first was introduced to Claire and Margaret Fisher, I did not like them. They were loud, little alien-babies who stole away the attention from my parents, often prompting me to scorn my sisters with sass and distaste. Over the years, however, I swallowed my pride and realized that these two people were here […]

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Words

My constant companion throughout life has been the English language. My parents read to me before I could on my own, and my childhood was filled with magic and boundless imagination. In middle school, I took solace in books, going to school early every morning to volunteer at the library where I felt most at […]

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Hamilton: An American Musical

This weekend I got to be in “The Room Where It Happens”. For those of you who don’t immediately get that reference, let me clarify. I saw the Grammy, Pulitzer Prize, Drama Desk and inevitably Tony award winning musical, Hamilton. This hip-hop opera written by and starring actual genius Lin-Manuel Miranda has swept the nation […]

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One last visit to Downton Abbey

This evening is both somber and celebratory, for tonight is when the US will watch the series finale of Downton Abbey. I would feel dishonest if I didn’t disclose that I’ve already seen it (we bought the last season on DVD), but not to worry, you won’t find any spoilers here. Despite my foreknowledge of “how it […]

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To Kill A Mockingbird

This morning, news broke that Pulitzer Prize winning author Harper Lee had passed away at the age of 89. She had been in poor health for quite some time, so it came as no surprise to hear that she’d died. Nevertheless, it got me thinking about the impact she had on my adolescense, and why To Kill […]

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The Force Awakens

When I was nine years old, I saw Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. It was the summer of 2002, and my family was vacationing in California for the first time. My parents had exposed me to Star Wars early on in my childhood, as well as a […]

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1989, 1 Year Later

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of Taylor Swift’s 1989, and a lot has changed since its release, especially my opinion of the album and how it relates to my own life. I must confess that my initial reaction was not what it is today…. Before its debut, my expectations for Taylor’s crossover to pop were […]

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Kaleidoscope

For those of you who don’t know, I was recently hired by Miller Outdoor Theatre as their new Marketing Coordinator! It really is a dream come true because it is EXACTLY what I had envisioned for my idyllic, post-grad future. I get to keep doing all the things I loved in MSC OPAS, all while helping […]

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