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Ernest Hemingway Quotes: Splashy Excerpts from ‘The Old Man and the Sea’

I passed some Hurricane Irma displacement time by reading Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea,” the story of a poor, aging fisherman who for a long stretch hasn’t been fortunate in his catching efforts. So when he finally hooks what [...]

September 26, 2017 Journalism/Communications, Nature & Wildlife, Reflections

Syrian Refugee Finds New Life As Berliner

Nafeh Kurdi remembers the images of splattered red after the bombs fell. “It was very hard for me to see the blood on the floor,” the 20-year-old from Syria said. Amid the gruesome fighting in Syria, the strike had hit [...]

June 17, 2017 History, Reflections, Travel & Culture

30 Onion Headlines: Area Man Finally Gets Sympathy Laugh After Fifth Time Repeating Clichéd Joke

Who doesn’t love The Onion’s headlines? Certainly not me. So I wrote 30 more to add to these. In keeping with The Onion’s style, some are a bit adult, but one thing to keep in mind: They aren’t meant to be anything [...]

March 8, 2017 Reflections

30 Onion Headlines: Family’s Late-Sleeper Becomes Morning Champion in Vacation Time Change

Who doesn’t love The Onion’s headlines? Certainly not me. So I decided to write a few of my own. In keeping with The Onion’s style, some are a bit crass, but I hope such doesn’t take away from any humor [...]

June 27, 2016 Journalism/Communications, Reflections

My Father’s Day Story: Dynamite, the Army, and the Rural Mountains

It’s funny to learn about how the course of your life changed before you were even born. My grandfather, his brother, two cousins, and two friends were bored on Halloween 1959, so they decided to use dynamite to blow up [...]

June 19, 2016 History, Reflections, Travel & Culture

10 Essential Steps for Applying to Grad School

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June 22, 2015 Reflections