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May 29, 2016

Ever since I first picked up a trombone in 4th grade, I have played in the Memorial Day Services in my hometown or surrounding towns. The services were either at a cemetery or a park and all the local music kids would tote their instruments into the heat and play a few...

May 25, 2016

On Chain Reactions

I answered one email. I answered one email correctly and now I live in New York City. One stupid email in the slew of dozens of emails and now I’m in the biggest city in America and happier than I’ve ever been. Hindsight is cool sometimes.

These were t...

May 22, 2016

As I said last week - I love birthdays. I also love free food. Therefore what you are about to read is a summary of how I turned 22 and turned the most mature I’ve ever been in my life.

#BirthdayGiveBack – a brief summary.

In early May, I had a coupon code for a free cof...

May 18, 2016

Every now and then, if you’re lucky, you’ll meet a group of people who completely change the course of your life. For me, those people were a group of old women that my mom found on Craigslist.

I’m starting to realize that all my best stories come from times when I’ve t...

May 15, 2016

I love birthdays. Birthdays and middle names. They’re the two most important things you can know about a person.

This is another example of one of my pointless theories. I like middle names and birthdays because I’m good at remembering names and dates and remembering so...

May 11, 2016

I never understood people without dogs. When they drop a piece of their food on the ground they have to pick it up by themselves and that’s just a lot of effort.

The first dog to win my heart was a gentle giant by the name of Brady. Admittedly, I was a toddler so anythi...

May 8, 2016

I didn’t secure an interview for this week so I knew that this Service Sunday would turn more educational. Today’s Service Sunday was going to be about some aspect of service and I would just have to get myself to sit down and write it.

I had my topic picked out and as...

May 4, 2016

Five months removed from my own unceremonious departure from college life – small schools don’t hold commemorate walks across fancy stages for the approximate eight kids that graduate in December – I’ve been thinking of writing a post to the class I would have walked w...

May 1, 2016

Happy Sunday, everyone!

In case you missed it, The Smile Project has reinstated #ServiceSunday in a big way. Each week I have been focusing on some important aspect of service - whether by interviewing an awesome org or writing my own thoughts on how we serve. The past...

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