An American Abroad: Holiday Season Part I

Fall in VT

October, the true beginning of autumn. We are nearing the end of the month, coming in on Halloween and the general holiday season is on our doorsteps. This year will mark my first ever spending the Holiday season absent from my home in the Northeast region of the US. The cooling temperatures have left some nostalgic feelings in my mind of all those fall activities that I look forward to doing…

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k-lionheart:

tittily:

cant get authentic italian cuisine like this anymore

i don’t even know where to start with this post

k-lionheart:

tittily:

cant get authentic italian cuisine like this anymore

i don’t even know where to start with this post

(Source: les-memorables, via suchvodka)

It’s A Contrastic Life

It’s A Contrastic Life

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#500WordsEveryDay tells the writers to ask questions today about Contrast. While I was researching contrast and some examples, I came across this simple definition:

Contrast (noun) the state of being strikingly different from something else in juxtaposition or close association.

This definition is a perfect descriptor the stage of my life that I am currently living. A mere 6 months ago, I was…

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A Non-Apology

A Non-Apology For Professor S.  I’m sorry your brain can’t comprehend an opinion you don’t share. It really is a shame.

A Non-Apology

A Non-Apology For Professor S.  I’m sorry your brain can’t comprehend an opinion you don’t share. It really is a shame.

Part I: Conversing

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Part I: Conversing

1: This platform head North or South?
2: Dunno. Anywhere but here, right?
1: Exactly. You looking for a new set of sights too?
2: Not sights, people.
1: What’s wrong with the ones you’ve got?
2: Too much. What about you, what’s your story?
1: Just quit grad school, heading to a buddy’s house for Thanksgiving. Not sure after that.
2: Huh. What’d you study?
1: Ancient Literature.…

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Breaking Up With Fish Hatchery Road

#500WordsEveryDay prompt: to write about a place you are familiar with; in this case, I chose to breakup with that place.

Breaking Up With Fish Hatchery Road

#500WordsEveryDay prompt: to write about a place you are familiar with; in this case, I chose to breakup with that place.

Unhinged

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A freshly posted #500WordsEveryDay prompt response, just in time for a little Halloween preparation:

Try to fill your lungs with new oxygen. The air is too thick, it’s too hard. A turned key in the ignition of the diesel truck will spit the same air from its exhaust. Drop your jaw a little closer to your chest, try again. A sickly sweet scent fills your nostrils. Feel it rest on the back of your…

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A Note To A Loved One

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*NOTE* This is a prompt for the #500WordsEveryDay Challenge: Write a note to a loved one after a difficult and lingering conflict. My writing is a work of fictional prose, this is not a letter written from me, nor are any of the events/people real. 

A Note To A Loved One:

I probably walked out too early, and you probably stayed too late. You have always had a tendency to make it a night out with…

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What Textbook Companies Are Forgetting: Students

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NPR recently reported on the rising costs of textbooksfor university students, and the somewhat surprising lack of inclination to purchase e-textbooks. The article calls current students “digital natives”, since they have been actively engaging the digital era essentially since they were born. NPR wonders why these students aren’t abandoning the skyrocketing prices of college textbooks for the…

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Amsterdam: The 2-day Whirlwind Event

Amsterdam: The 2-day Whirlwind Event

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Jackie and I arrived in Amsterdam on Monday evening.  Schipol Airport is a very cool place with glass angles and sculptures.  Jackie’s cousin, his wife and her twin sister picked us up at the airport and drove us to the apartment they rented. The flat is very cool, all the sleek architecture that these modern cities are known for. We went out for a late dinner (by our terms, not by Dutch terms)…

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Millennials: A Generation?

I got off track with my #500WordsEveryDay Challenge. On Monday, I went to Amsterdam with Jackie, and we returned Thursday evening (I’ll write a new travel post in a few days!), and after a whirlwind week, I hadn’t been able to post my response to each prompt.

Millennials: A Generation?

I got off track with my #500WordsEveryDay Challenge. On Monday, I went to Amsterdam with Jackie, and we returned Thursday evening (I’ll write a new travel post in a few days!), and after a whirlwind week, I hadn’t been able to post my response to each prompt.

A Creative’s Most Important Rules

A Creative’s Most Important Rules

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#500WordsEveryDay asks to write about the following prompt:

What are the three most important truths for creatives? Choose one for today: Tell me, why is it so important?

I did a bit of research and reviewed some rules, truths, and guides for creatives. After reflecting a bit on what I learned in writing courses, I came up with my most important truths for creatives:
1. Dedication To Your Work
2.…

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