Adderall

Adderall

“Do you take Adderall?” “Yes.” “Why?” “So I don’t fail college.” My first interaction with ADHD medication was in college.  I had heard of “Addys” in high school, but had never used them or really been around anyone who did.  Now, it is everywhere I go.  The longer I have been in school, the more…

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Guns

Guns

“You all know me, I hate guns.  I would like to see them all melted down and turned into jewelry for transgender vegans.” –Samantha Bee Perspective I remember being a Junior in high school and listening to my out-of-town friend telling me all about a terrifying lock-down that happened at her school.  She told me…

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Dogs

Dogs

“Be prepared. A dog is adorable and noble. A dog is a true and loving friend. A dog is also a hedonist.” -Mary Oliver   Nellie– When I was in fourth grade there was a girl in my class named Jamie B.  She had a little brother who had a very hard time controlling his…

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Snow Sports

Snow Sports

I do not downhill ski.  I’ve never been able to do it.  The thought of strapping myself to two pieces of wood and flying down the side of a mountain has never appealed to me.  As a matter of fact, it absolutely terrifies me and I have not the slightest idea why people do it. …

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Letting Go of Conventional Communication

Letting Go of Conventional Communication

Anna Leclere “‘Sometimes there comes to me a feeling that I should not betray the story of my life’, he writes.  On the other hand, ‘No pleasure has any meaning for me without communication.’” Communication is one of the most important skills to have in our society.  Having the ability to articulate complex thought is…

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