Category: writing

Our Paperback Playground

When the last remaining Borders bookstore closed its doors in September of 2011, my mother and I were devastated. After their outsourcing of digital enterprises to Amazon and investing in CD and DVD stock, it became easy for the...

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On Dissociative Disorders

In the discussion about mental health, many of us may first think of: depression, anxiety, insomnia, PTSD, etc. – buzzwords nowadays – followed by schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and eating disorders like anorexia...

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ASMR Affectivness & Mindfulness

Between Netflix, Facebook and YouTube, many, if not all, of us have access to loads and loads of mindless content to help us relax, engage, or procrastinate – videos and shows we queue up to satisfy some type of need, or...

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Exploring Essays

To start, I’d like to appreciate and take advantage of Paul Graham’s explanation in The Age of the Essay. An essay should be about whatever the heck is interesting in whatever form it naturally finds fitting. As if to...

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What We Like Is How We Write

In response to Lanham (2009) and Dodd’s (2010) millennial curriculum First of all, I do not subscribe to Robert Lanham’s mockery of “a new ‘Lost Generation’ of minimalists” however funny it was. (I LOL’d thrice). Lanham’s humor...

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A Dissociative Experience

So much of our lives [is] tied up in being spaced out these days, not there. Despite the fact that this describes the majority of my life experience, many people can perceive a dissociative state in which they see little...

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Writing Is

“Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.”E. L. Doctorow As far as I can remember, I have always loved writing. Maybe that is because I am introverted and prefer to write thoroughly...

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Fundamental Discipline

When I started my freshman year of college, I had little if any idea about what I wanted to do, except to be creative. So when I was accepted to University of the Arts in 2015, I accepted the fact that I was about to embark on...

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