Natsu Matsuri (Summer Festivals)

I really love summer festivals. Coming from the south, it’s one of the few things about the summer heat that is worth bearing, in my opinion. I think everywhere tries to capitalize on summer festivals, but southern towns really love spring and summer festivals; it’s basically what you live for down there. I miss the […]

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Five Ways to Get Involved with Your Local Library

This is one of those times that my blog blog will overlap with what I post on my website. When it comes to accessibility to the tools and resources people (young and old) need to improve their literacy and reach their highest level of education, I believe it all can begin with encouragement and books. Unfortunately, those […]

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My Advice: Take a Break

Recently, I setup a cadence on my calendar that blocks off every other Wednesday free of appointments, work meetings, time with friends, errands or chores. If someone were to check it, they’d see the word “BREAK” written on that day, for the entire day, and my availability void. Every now and then, I’ve found I […]

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Education

I’ve been wanting to talk about this for a bit. Betsy Devos makes me mad. By her own words, she has singlehandedly tried to discredit the public educational system, in stating that she would prefer that private schools be the single thread in the educational system of this country. This sentiment completely dehumanizes the work […]

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“I’ll never do that”

I’m not good at taking advice that’s said over me. I’m sure I’m not the only one, though. When I was around the age of 17 or 18, my best friend’s mother told me that I should “never say never.” This was in context to me talking about dating a boy – you can imagine I […]

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I want to make my art matter, and I hope that you will all, too. “Art has its own power in the world, and is as much a force in the power play of global politics today as it once was in the arena of cold war politics.” – Boris Groys There have been studies for years […]

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