This is an Important Message

This is an Important Message from Pepperdine University. Malibu and Calabasas classes are canceled and offices closed on Friday the ninth due to wildfires. We are initiating shelter-in-place protocols. Relocate to the Tyler campus center or firestone fieldhouse now. To confirm that you have received this message, press 1.   It’s seven in the morning, […]

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The Fall in Review

A lot has happened this past semester. I want to take some time to share and unpack what I and my community have recently been through, and talk about my vision for my website moving forward. Academic Challenges The fall has been a step up for me academically. While I greatly enjoy majoring in creative […]

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Borderline

Senseless! Senseless! Everything is senseless a chasing after the wind.   Columbine. Sandy Hook. Route 91. Pulse. Pittsburgh Synagogue.   So many tragedies that it’s become a list, a statistic, a common occurrence. Just one angry deed among many, occasionally worthy of momentary fame as tragedy gives way to normalcy.   Borderline.   Thousand Oaks. […]

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Butterflies

The forest was one grown of heart and of spirit, vibrant and flowering; and through the blooming blossoms they flew.   Butterflies, in stunning hues gold, red of passion, and blue so intense it seemed to glow, shimmering colors on the fluttering wings: through the trees they rushed, their fragile wings beating a tune, a […]

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Instagram Journal Series

Today marks the start of my new instagram open journal series! Every Monday, I’ll share a brief glimpse into one of my many journals. Each week, I’ll share from one of the following journals: Ethra, Devotional, Maps, Poetry, or occasionally Prayer (starred below). Note that after this week, all my journal posts will only be […]

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An Open Book

Before anything else, I want to say I was blown away by the popularity of my realistic fiction stories. Separados and Warm Cookies on a Cold Night both had very positive reactions, and especially with Three Journal Entries I was floored by the sheer amount of engagement. I’ll certainly return to the realistic fiction genre […]

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One Year Later

A year ago tomorrow, I officially launched this website with an introductory blog post, a short story, and a poem. Over the course of the school year I posted at least once per week, often more frequently than that, sharing poems and stories as I wrote them. Last April, I decided to take a break […]

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Sailing Home

Eight months. Eight months since I’ve seen the United States. Eight months since I’ve been physically present with my family, and eight months since I’ve seen most of my friends from before this year. It’s funny how time works. This has been both the longest and shortest eight months of my life. It’s Been a […]

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New Horizons

The year has come with a myriad of new horizons. My year abroad has allowed me to explore ancient ruins and imposing castles; stare in wonder at the northern lights; explore vast deserts on camelback; and even swim through coral reefs in the Red Sea alongside numerous schools of fish. It has been an amazing […]

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