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strong

There is a girl who lives down the street and even though I have no reason to to love her, I do. I can't help loving her, even though I've no reason to love her. And it's the kind of love where you want to run and lift them up and spin around with them:… Continue reading strong

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The Wind Rises: Dreams

Watching a good Ghibli movie is like getting hit by a train. Watching The Wind Rises is like falling into a sad and very beautiful dream. The Wind Rises is a semi-autobiographical movie about Jiro Hiroshiki, an engineer who made airplanes--specifically, the airplanes used to bomb Pearl Harbor and begin Japan's chapter in World War Two. The most… Continue reading The Wind Rises: Dreams

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becoming human.

I built this article on one idea: Life isn't what we see, but also what we don't see. This morning I've been researching New York's third trimester abortion law. I looked at the bill. I could not believe my eyes. ""Person" refers to the victim of homicide who has been born and is alive." You mean… Continue reading becoming human.

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Things.

we might  get snow tomorrow and we're happy about that. See that? Happy. Okay so here the definition of happy is going to be "pleasant feelings or associations" with an event or thing, like snow. and i mean i have nothing against feeling happy about stuff. Feelings are nice. Note that you can also feel angry, sad, surprised… Continue reading Things.

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the happiness dare

A week ago, I felt discouraged. The beginning of my day started great, but everything from there spiraled downward. The social event didn't work out, I'm discouraged about a tea party, I'm sad about Christmas (!) and the room smells like barf. So how do you free yourself from discouragement when plans fail?