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A Freshman’s Perspective On Core Camp

Here it is. What I’ve been waiting for my whole life; what I’ve been practicing for, you could say. College, I am finally here. I have to say with all

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The Purpose of a Pen

I have a very nice pen in my office. I go through a lot of pens, so I am not sure how I came upon this one. It’s light blue,

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How To Know God’s Will

When I was just a little shaver, time and time again my mother would pull me aside and tell me, “You are special, and God has something special He wants

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Bittersweet Chocolate

This is the second year that the Rough Writers and I have followed our tradition—that’s the one where I take everyone to Sonic at our last meeting of the school

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Compelling Evidence

I am teaching a class called Drama Writing this fall, and once again it will be a first for me. I will be teaching both stage writing and screenwriting in

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Life Outside the Comfort Zone

One of the first exercises I had the students in my Narrative Writing class do this semester is write about their greatest fear. It was hard; I know, because I

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Thanksgiving and Education

Like most normal college students, the last few weeks have found me counting down the days until I get to go home for the annual gorge fest known as Thanksgiving.

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A Peevish Old Man?

Sixty-two is nobody’s landmark year. Indeed as I mark this particular birthday, I tell myself that I am not anywhere near the biblical “three-score and ten,” and that many of

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How NOT to Succeed in College

I had trouble in college, especially during my first two years. I can’t relate to those people who ace college, graduate with a 4.0, and wear those cool cords while

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The Comeback

Last year in the fall there was a large tree growing next to the road. It was leaning slightly to one side with beautiful red and yellow leaves covering its