The Best Moments are Unexpected

Yesterday a friend and I went to Quail Hollow, a 701-acre state park accompanied by a large manor that was built in 1838 and expanded throughout the years. We didn't see everything the trails had to offer, of course, but we spent a good deal of time walking the paths. As far as scenery goes, … Continue reading The Best Moments are Unexpected


Okja, the Story of a Girl and Her Friend

On June 28th, a movie called Okja was released on Netflix. It tells the story of a young girl and her animal friend, Okja, a (CGI) super-pig that was created with the intention of producing a revolution in animal agriculture. The girl, Mija, grew up with Okja and, when Okja is taken away so that … Continue reading Okja, the Story of a Girl and Her Friend

A Writer’s Kryptonite

I have been very bad about posting to my blog since I returned from vacation a week and a half ago, and at first I thought my mind was still in vacation mode. While at the beach I did no work because I wanted to enjoy my time, plus I was either busy or dead … Continue reading A Writer’s Kryptonite

A Love Letter

My dearest Ocean, It has been a week since I left you, and while I know that there was no other option, I can't help but wish that I was still looking at your loveliness. I have photographs of you to keep you close while you're far away, even though they can never quite capture … Continue reading A Love Letter

The Time I Sent My Car Over a Hill

Humans do stupid things. We can't get around this; sometimes our brains just shut down and some other force takes over, causing us to drop our phone for no reason or to elect Donald Trump as President of the United States. There are other times, though, that this stupidity reaches a whole new level, surpassing … Continue reading The Time I Sent My Car Over a Hill

Baby Freshmen Everywhere

Today is the first day of this summer's Destination Kent State, a program held at Kent State University for all incoming freshman. It's here for the students to become familiar with their new home away from home, to get an idea of what Kent is all about and maybe make some new friends in the … Continue reading Baby Freshmen Everywhere

A Letter to My Upstairs Neighbors

Dear upstairs neighbors, We've never met, you and I - maybe passed each other in the hall of our apartment building or crossed paths in the parking lot, but we don't know each other. In fact, you're quite a mystery to me. I don't think I've ever been quite so curious about the goings on … Continue reading A Letter to My Upstairs Neighbors

The Difference Between “I Can’t” and “I Don’t Want To”

I've realized recently that I have a tendency to use the phrase "I can't" when I should really be using the phrase "I don't want to." The former implies that an outside force is preventing me from doing something, while the latter expresses, well, that I don't want to do something. They each have their use, … Continue reading The Difference Between “I Can’t” and “I Don’t Want To”

Hindsight is 20/20

I have a journal that I've kept on and off for the past 2 years, and while I'm not great at writing in it frequently, it holds some of my most personal thoughts. This journal begins in my sophomore year of college and talks about a range of things, from family to class to boys. Many of the … Continue reading Hindsight is 20/20

Home is a Fickle Word

For the majority of my life, home was an old farmhouse out in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by grassy hills and lush forest. Then home was kind of a college dorm room, but that never quite felt permanent. During that time home was also a little house in a residential area, where the chirping … Continue reading Home is a Fickle Word