It's been almost exactly two months since I wrote this post.  I haven't done as much reading or praying or investigating as I probably should have while I'm deciding whether or not become a Christian again, but this issue has been in the back of my mind the entire time.  The more I think about …

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Why Do Students Cheat?

When I was getting ready to start college in 2012 and 2013, warnings against cheating were everywhere.  College search sites, scholarship databases, and universities themselves were yelling about how not okay cheating is.  "There are consequences to cheating!" they said.  "Cheating will get you nowhere in life!"  I was warned that there would be cheating all around …

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How I Come Up With Post Ideas

I finally decided on a regular blog schedule back in September or October. This was a biggish step, because it means I have to work harder to stay on top of writing blog posts. It also means I'm writing a lot more. Writing more is proven to get your juices flowing -- every single writer …

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Book Review: Fragments by Jeff Cann

Back Cover Copy Jeff Cann has achieved the improbable. He has taken an honest look at himself. The twenty-four stories that comprise this book range from serious and sad to funny and uplifting. And they all include an element of raw, self-analysis. These well-crafted stories each stand on their own, but together they form a …

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Book Review: Chronicle of a Last Summer by Yasmine El Rashidi

    Inside Cover Synopsis: Cairo, 1984.  A blisteringly hot summer.  A young girl in a sprawling family house.  She passes her days quietly: listening to her mother's phone conversations, looking a the Nile from a bedroom window, watching the three state-sanctioned TV stations with the volume off, daydreaming about other lives.  Underlying this claustrophobic …

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Senior Year + Fall 2016 Goals

I really enjoyed having a goal list this summer, so I've decided to do the same for this fall, when it will matter even more.  I've got a lot going on this semester, but I am confident that I can handle it with a positive spirit. Goals for Employment Apply for entry-level jobs in marketing. …

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Summer Goals: Final Update

It's the first day of the fall semester, which does not mean summer is over, because that doesn't end till the end of September and I refuse to give up one day of summer.  But it does mean my summer break is over, and that means it's time for the third and final update of …

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“Differently Abled”?

One of the bloggers I follow, Sherina at sherinaspeaks, recently wrote this post in which she mentions the terminology we use to describe people who can't hear, see, or do other things that most humans can do. She states that: "[she] strives to say 'differently abled' instead of disabled. No one is lacking in ability – they just …

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I’m on Bloglovin’!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I'm a WordPress girl.  I've used it since I discovered its existence in 2012, and I use the WordPress reader for the vast majority of blogs I follow.  There are only three blogs I don't use the reader for, and that's because they're all hosted by Blogger and I can't. …

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Book Review: Liar by Rob Roberge

Amazon Synopsis: When Rob Roberge learns that he's likely to have developed a progressive memory-eroding disease from years of hard living and frequent concussions, he is terrified by the prospect of becoming a walking shadow. In a desperate attempt to preserve his identity, he sets out to (somewhat faithfully) record the most formative moments of …

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