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Why Miss America Matters: Thoughts on Nina, the crown, and being brown

Sunday night, I watched as Nina Davuluri was crowned Miss America 2014; Monday morning I watched the media storm of vitriolic hatred directed towards this young woman, all on the notion that she’s not American enough to deserve the title. If you honestly believe that we live in a post-racial society, look no further the […]

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Saying goodbye

Over the course of the last few days, I packed up my two suitcases, and moved into my new place in Chicago. As with any big move, or any major life event, it gave me a lot to think about. I’m in a stage of my life where I find myself being especially thankful for […]

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On losing a grandparent

Hello blog friends, it’s been a while. It’s not that I haven’t had a lot to say (in fact quite the opposite), but I didn’t know where to begin. Since the beginning of the year, I’ve experienced an emotional roller coaster: spectacularly wonderful things, terribly sad things, and a few things in between.

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Sunbeams

I’m a huge fan of Roald Dahl and his wildly imaginative books. As a child, I read quite a few of them, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The Witches, and the book this quote is from, The Twits. Such a beautiful, yet simple, message. Special thoughts going out […]

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Become a lake.

The last few days have been pretty crazy around here, thanks to the big move. Prospective tenants and real estate agents have been marching through my living room, there are boxes everywhere, and I’m nowhere near being done with packing. Suffice it to say, it’s been overwhelming. And then I read today’s entry in “The […]

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