Thoughts on Community from Salt Lake City

These last few months have moved at a breakneck pace! Defend my master's thesis, finish graduate school, finish teaching undergraduate course, leave my job at Colorado Review, find a new job, pack and move to Utah, unpack, plan my wedding, start a new job... and--oh yeah--try to squeeze in some time writing and some time outside amid …

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Who Says It’s Over?

I don't feel like a very patriotic person these days. I'm not proud of America—neither now nor of our past. I don't really understand what American culture is and, when I do, it makes me sad and angry to think that foreigners associate Americans with loud, pushy, short-sentenced, nouveau riche, white men. At a Gillian …

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A Brief Stay in Glacier National Park

Last week Matt, his family, and I flew into Calgary, Alberta (Canada), drove down to Glacier National Park in Montana, and then drove back to Calgary via Banff National Park (also Canada) on one big tour of some of the west's most picturesque snowy peaks. We only had a week to see these two beautiful …

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