• narrative

    out west

    on snowballs in july, onion dip, and found family

    March 5, 2021
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    We all say that the drive from Jackson to Sun Valley is something special. It takes us out past the cratered rocks, lunar wasteland, and brush speckling the hills that flatten down into the Idaho borderlands. Through that atomic ghost town, past the “Ice Cream 9 Miles” sign—red like the cherry on top of the […]

    unfinding meaning in everything

    most of the time, it’s not that deep

    March 5, 2021
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    “Twin XL comforters for college dorm room.” Hit search. As I scrolled through countless pages of maroon, lavender, and navy blue blankets, I began to draw conclusions about college students: most prefer simpler styles, maybe some ruching or small white polka dots, but nothing too attention-grabbing that could possibly throw off the balance of their […]

    father (sometimes) knows best

    memories of love in its many forms

    February 26, 2021
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    My family is congregated around our marble kitchen island, and my dad is refusing to take a DNA test. He’s a tiny bit upset because my mom, my brother, and I all succumbed to curiosity and shelled out $100 each (as well as our saliva, souls, and secrets) to 23andMe, fully expecting to hear that […]

    next episode

    reanimating my love for anime

    February 25, 2021
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    It’s blue. A bit darker than “Facebook blue” and nowhere near as light as “Twitter blue.” The icon isn’t that memorable. Blue and white—points for simplicity. The cellphone app didn’t exist then. But even now, no one actually downloads and uses the app. The website works best on a computer. Honestly, the site hasn’t changed […]

    moose house

    a recollection of people, places, and things

    February 18, 2021
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    The house sits above the lake, so that the water glitters through the thin grove of trees. Up there, everything spills out towards the shore, as if the floors, walls, the entire house is tilted slightly downward. I find my gaze drawn out, my feet carrying me down three short sets of stairs to the […]