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In With The Old: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

What makes a person superior? Above-average intellect? Boundless kindness? Wealth and connections? The capacity to love and empathize? Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes suggests it is all of those things, and none by itself. The story focuses on Charlie, a mentally...

A Cup of Memories

I'm not one for regretting the past. Each point in a person's life can be defined as the sum of every moment which came before. As such, every moment matters, for better or worse. While I may view life's history without regret, that doesn't mean it has evolved without...

In With The Old: Let Me In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Fans of horror movies know the Swedish vampire flick "Let The Right One In" generally finds itself among most credible "best horror movies of all time" lists. Its American counterpart, "Let Me In," which shares its title with the source novel, also stands in fairly...

New Thing Today: 1/28/20 – Crowded Halls

Today I walked the halls of a high school for the first time in almost 17 years. Basically half my life has passed since I last had the chance. Turns out it's not one of those things that still feels natural after time has gone by. It's not like riding a bike. It felt...

New Thing Today: 1/26/20 – Yoga

Exercise was never a terribly important part of my life. I had a good metabolism and wasn't trying to be a male model, so I figured there was no point. Then, short of two years ago, my wife brought a Beachbody on Demand subscription into our house. For the first month...

A Small Town Global Ride

 When you are fresh out of college you look for jobs in the most unlikely places. Sometimes, you even accept them. In 2008, about a year into my life as a college graduate, confident in my ability to adapt to any work environment and rise to the occasion of any job...