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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 […]

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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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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I’ve been teaching English this semester at a local high school, and the experience working with high school seniors has taught me a few things about love. Whoa! Wait! Not like that! I just meant that the whole high school experience reminds me of what love really means, because nowhere in the world is love […]

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If you haven’t already noticed, you’ve been feeling pretty blue this week. Don’t worry; it’s not your fault. What? You say you’ve been doing OK? Your new workout routine seems to be working? No. That’s incorrect. You see, scientists have definitively proven, via a complicated system of tests, algorithms and talking to people (which is […]

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My mother raised me well. Well, to be more precise, my mother raised me effectively. For instance, I was always expected to hold the church door open for the old ladies trudging slowly in. If I claimed to have a fever before school, I was forced to produce vomit, or else. And I had to […]

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