Personal Essay

How to Turn into Your Mother

“Now, I’m dancing around this kitchen to Titanium when I’m hit with a sense of deja-vu. Nothing I could ever do would be more like my mother in this particular moment.”

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How to Turn into Your Mother

“Now, I’m dancing around this kitchen to Titanium when I’m hit with a sense of deja-vu. Nothing I could ever do would be more like my mother in this particular moment.”

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Nacho Dorito, The Hamster

“Animals belong outside and that’s where they’re going to stay.”

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Nacho Dorito, The Hamster

“Animals belong outside and that’s where they’re going to stay.”

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Campus at Midnight

“This physical space has been emptied of the noise and now all that exists is the beauty and tranquility of aloneness.”

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Campus at Midnight

“This physical space has been emptied of the noise and now all that exists is the beauty and tranquility of aloneness.”

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How My Chest was Cut Open or Why You Should Date Me

“After two decades with it, I didn’t recognize my own body. I ran a finger over one scar with curiosity, but then the next in a panic, and finally the middle of my chest–I couldn’t feel a thing.”

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How My Chest was Cut Open or Why You Should Date Me

“After two decades with it, I didn’t recognize my own body. I ran a finger over one scar with curiosity, but then the next in a panic, and finally the middle of my chest–I couldn’t feel a thing.”

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Escaping Ignorance, Finding Knowledge

“Thought begins. My eyes slowly open. I see nothing — nothing except darkness.
Its heavy, oppressive, all around me. I am held down by the massive weight of things unknown above me.”

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Escaping Ignorance, Finding Knowledge

“Thought begins. My eyes slowly open. I see nothing — nothing except darkness.
Its heavy, oppressive, all around me. I am held down by the massive weight of things unknown above me.”

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Hospice

“My dad once asked me if I knew why everyone is scared of death. I replied that it must be the uncertainty of what follows after.”

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Hospice

“My dad once asked me if I knew why everyone is scared of death. I replied that it must be the uncertainty of what follows after.”

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To Learn How Magic Works, We Must Revisit our Childhood

“I can rationalize the square root of negative one even if it doesn’t exist. I can tell you how the sky takes on a color even if I can’t explain why that color happens to be blue.”

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To Learn How Magic Works, We Must Revisit our Childhood

“I can rationalize the square root of negative one even if it doesn’t exist. I can tell you how the sky takes on a color even if I can’t explain why that color happens to be blue.”

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Europe: Leaving the Ground

“It was the second time I’d flown in my entire life — the first time was earlier that day on the thirty minute flight from Birmingham to Atlanta.”

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Europe: Leaving the Ground

“It was the second time I’d flown in my entire life — the first time was earlier that day on the thirty minute flight from Birmingham to Atlanta.”

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