To the ones who disconnected 

Dear former providence peers, I remember our last day like it was yesterday. All us kids were outside while our parents were discussing where to go from here. I had Dewey with me as we all sat together, eventually taking him for a walk only to have his leash slip through my fingers as he…

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To the lumiere to my cogsworth

Dear Sara,  With no H, cause H's are EW!!  Living a state away from a best friend is not ideal. I remember how easy it was when we lived in the same building, hanging out whenever without having to drive for hours. We'd go on latenight walks to get Mexican food at the place across…

To the ones who hide it’s meaning

An eagle egg is protected by a fine, and some jail time. Pulling a sapling out of the ground is considered killing a tree. Pulling a man apart limb from limb is considered unspeakably horrific. Those who know me, know how passionately I side with the pro-lifers, now more than ever before it is important…

To the doctors who worked on me

I have a scar on my stomach from where the surgery happened. Because of how long ago it was, it's small. I don't really think about it much, seeing how it's been a part of me for all the life I can recall, but when I do, I remember that without it, I wouldn't be…

To the ones who paid for our freedom

Dear troops,  Memorial day is about remembering our fallen heros, the ones who lost their lives in the name of freedom. It's a bittersweet thing to see so many flowers on those graves, or people at those monuments. There's a sadness in the remembrance of those who passed, but an inspired joy in seeing someone…

To the ones measured in credits

Dear all, When people hear the word dropout, the ideas quitter, lazy, unmotivated, and even irresponsible come to mind for certain individuals. As if somehow having 40 years of debt following you around is necessary to prove you are responsible. Or that, despite everyone's obsession with cracking down on the high school education system, the…

To the ones who capture moments

Photographers and videographers, One click and you capture a moment... not just a moment, a memory. A memory of that moment they found out they were having a girl, or when he saw her in that white dress for the first time. A moment when, despite the tears, life was beautiful. Some strive to capture…

To those who run for fun

Calvin and I went running a few days ago, and as soon as he wakes up, we'll probably go again. As I got up today, though, my leg muscles hurt with every step. How do you do this to yourself? I want to be in shape, but geeze, I guess beauty really is pain. To…

To the ones who don’t believe

In light of the tragedy in Manchester, many are grieving the loss of a family member, friend, or even just the innocence the world seemed to possess before something shifted. Countless acts of terrorism from around the world have ripped families apart, destroying the lives they once knew. And Why? Some blame it on the…

To the one in a different state

Dear Abby, Long were the nights of Muchas runs, walks to the play across town, trips to Portland for church, those visits to Elise's house for roomies or movies, and tea parties in our dorm rooms. I miss those nights sometimes, but I'm glad I have the memory of them. Long before college, when we…