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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What I’ve Learned about Forgiveness

In light of the #metoo movement, I've come across some interesting discussions about the role of forgiveness--whether it's an outdated concept, what its utility even is, who gets to give and receive it. I've been on this long road of forgiveness for a few years myself, and I've done some helpful reading on the topic, …

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