Real Life American Dreams and All That Jazz

American Dreams and All That Jazz

I had the opportunity to attend the opening night festivities of American Dreams: A Festival, hosted by the UNLV’s Black Mountain Institute and their newly adopted literary magazine, the Believer. It was nice to get out of my head for a few hours. I love Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. It’s one of my …

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Projects Anything would be better

Anything would be better

Anything, anything would be better than this agony of mind, this creeping pain that gnaws and fumbles and caresses one and never hurts quite enough. – Jean-Paul Sartre I’m feeling existential, downright nihilistic about my lot in life at the moment. I’m frustrated. I don’t know how many more job applications I can throw out …

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Real Life Long have I waited

Long have I waited

Today is Ash Wednesday in the Catholic religion. Ash Wednesday appears very intimidating to those who don’t know what it is and what it does. You’re doing what to my forehead?? Spreading ashes from burnt up palms? WHAT? But it’s not about that. It’s about renewal, a recall back to our mortality. One of my …

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Real Life There’s something dying on the street

There’s something dying on the street

I was rejected from a job that I had very much convinced myself that I was going to get. I went into a very dark place, and of course, it all fell apart in public. I’m hesitant to share it but to hide it away wouldn’t be true to myself. Here we go: I want …

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Projects 5 problems with social media

5 problems with social media

Post 19 of 24 This post’s featured image nails it perfectly. For my accessible readers, here’s the quote: The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel. That would be on my list for sure. I know for a fact when I read some people’s posts, their …

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Projects My zodiac & if I think it fits me

My zodiac & if I think it fits me

Post 18 of 24 Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac, to be exact, and that’s the way Virgos like it: exacting. Those born under this sign are forever the butt of jokes for being so picky and critical (and they can be), but their ‘attention to detail’ is for a reason: to help …

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Real Life Ten interesting facts about myself

Ten interesting facts about myself

Post 17 of 24 No one in the world has my name. It’s also damn near unpronounceable but I wouldn’t change it for the world. I have an IMDb page. I took me almost 6 years to get my B.A. in English. Why? Halfway through, the Great Recession hit and I couldn’t pay my tuition. …

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