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Heartbreak Radio

Cutting Room Floor

Yet the more time I spent with the melodramatic heartbreak melodies, I realized there were more than two genres of breakup music.
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Judging a book by its cover

All Growns Up

The first copy of “The Catcher in the Rye” I ever owned was my mom’s worn copy from her high school years. A collection began to blossom.
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Lipstick-stained screen

All Growns Up

These women challenge the altar of systemic expectations. I know the women whose red kisses leave unwashable stains on the tapestry of society.
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Changing tides

All Growns Up

My dearest Blaze, I write this now to tell you of everything that you washed onto my shore. To you, who has changed my world, I can never repay you.
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Citrus summer

All Growns Up

The memories leave my lips tasting of lemon, sour knowing that they are in the past, yet sweet, knowing that everything that happened was transitory.
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Letters to the editor

Mind the Gap

Hey there, they showed us “Singin’ in the Rain” at our film screening tonight and then it rained while I walked home; it made my life feel cinematic.
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Not a eulogy, a celebration

Cutting Room Floor

I remind myself of the eulogy “This Is Us” helped me to write for my grandfather’s memorial service. Except that it wasn’t a eulogy. It was a celebration.
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