The man with the flag

Off the Beat

This country isn’t perfect — nothing is perfect — and while I recognize its vast imperfections, I’m still proud and grateful to be an American. 
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A comprehensive list of things we don’t need

These days it seems as though everyone is constantly trying to push something on someone, whether that be political opinions or ad sponsorships, lifestyle changes or unwarranted fashion advice. To illustrate all of the extraneous nonsense that we could do without, we at the Clog have compiled a comprehensive list
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Love thy country?

A Whole New World

The problem with aligning myself to any country is that others immediately expect me to be patriotic. I am expected to have expressed devotion and support to any one of “my countries” without question and to obviously carry all my countries’ values with me.
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Express bus ride

Theoretical Titillation

I felt as though I was embarking a journey with complete strangers, like we shared something in common that was often overlooked in our rushed daily lives, which we conduct by creating walls of difference rather than bridges of community. For a moment, the anxiety of interacting with strangers was gone.
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Life lessons to take away from country music

Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the deeper meaning buried within the lyrics to a song. A lot of artists on the radio today take pride in their ability to stump the listener with their profound words, while others write things that just don’t make any sense at all.
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Grass is always greener

Champagne Problems

This Saturday is March 17, known worldwide as St. Patrick’s Day, or “the day when you can start drinking before noon and still retain some level of social acceptance” in Ireland. My liver is cowering in fear and I’m getting just a little bit homesick, especially now that it’s raining
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