Essays

Short essays and other general pieces at the Peanut. Ideal section for writers who seek loose guidelines.

About the Last Days of Summer or 8 Ways to Make Boring Life Awesome

“I don’t mean to go to Harper Lee territory or honeysuckles and strawberry jam sweetness here, and I promise that my life is not a Smuckers commercial.”

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About the Last Days of Summer or 8 Ways to Make Boring Life Awesome

“I don’t mean to go to Harper Lee territory or honeysuckles and strawberry jam sweetness here, and I promise that my life is not a Smuckers commercial.”

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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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How I got College Wrong or Why I Keep Starting Bands

“I used to be in a band – I used to be magnificent. I mean, it wasn’t a big deal. We were friends, then we were band-mates; we were good, I think, but I’m biased. That’s not the point anyways. The point is that my life accomplishments used to be measured by things like this, by doing something I wanted to because I could.”

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How I got College Wrong or Why I Keep Starting Bands

“I used to be in a band – I used to be magnificent. I mean, it wasn’t a big deal. We were friends, then we were band-mates; we were good, I think, but I’m biased. That’s not the point anyways. The point is that my life accomplishments used to be measured by things like this, by doing something I wanted to because I could.”

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