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Abstract Academic: Riding my laptop into the sunset

I’m not so good at goodbyes. Actually, I’m not so good at hellos, how-are-yous and everything else in between. Talking to people, really. All that eye contact is hard to maintain. Which is why I have loved — and cherished — this weekly opportunity to talk with you (or at you) about the things that […]

A friend of mine told me that I should try to speak at graduation. “That sounds like a great idea,” I thought. And then I missed the deadline for applying by about a week and a half, which, ironically, was pretty representative of my entire college experience. So, anyway, here’s something like what I would […]

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I found myself pounding up the floor, the ball floating beneath my hand like a yo-yo, the Pleasant View sixth-grade championship within reach. Only one defender stood in my way, and he looked scared. I crossed over, watched the surprise in his eyes, and floated up an easy shot without even glancing at the hoop. […]

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I asked one of my English students the other day what I should write about this week, mostly because I was up to my uvula in compare/contrast essays and didn’t want to think about anything. This highly academic young man scratched his peach fuzz, looked upwards toward the godly fluorescent lights, thought a moment, and […]

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I’m about a month away from graduating, and I’m thinking about changing my major. Of course, it isn’t practical to change my major (English education, with a minor in Lying About How Much of the Textbook I Really Read), but I don’t care. Anything to keep me in the happy womb of academia, where everything […]

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Hi. My name is Kory, and I am a culinary moron. I’ve always been this way. Something about the way root beer tickles my throat just sends me over the edge. I prefer Sunny D to pulpy, fresh orange juice. If I’m forced to choose between eating out at Le Petite Entree and stopping at the Chevron […]

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