I feel uneasy writing or posting things that aren't centered around this basic fact: black Americans are being disproportionately broken by the way things are. I am not going to pretend like I know anything about the real impact the events of recent history have made on my fellow countrymen. I am uncomfortably but undoubtedly … Continue reading Daunte Wright and my thesis on American race relations
I want to be honest -- right now I feel lost. I know that being in recovery isn't a straight line upward, that there are dips and curves along the way. I know that life isn't always easy. I just didn't expect to feel this sense of sadness and confusion again this year, a year … Continue reading feeling lost
12 things i’ve learned and 12 things i haven’t at 24
Holy moly I'm 24! What?? That's hard for me to fathom. This is the age a younger me would have dreamed to be engaged. I would not have ever thought I'd be in undergrad still, but hey, I actually like myself these days...which is pretty cool. I'm lucky to go to bed proud of myself … Continue reading 12 things i’ve learned and 12 things i haven’t at 24
why I live in Mississippi
Artwork by Karl Wagner As someone who has been lucky enough to live outside the confines of this home state of mine, I know how Mississippi is perceived by a large part of the population. I mean one time in college I told a guy I lived in Mississippi and he said, "Oh, Mississippi, Tennessee?" … Continue reading why I live in Mississippi
my high school experience: looking back at private Christian school, pt. I
This topic is actually one of my most requested by fellow alumni of my high school. I think that we all remember our respective experiences at <insert school name here> quite differently, almost to an abnormal degree. I also think my particular high school was very unique in several ways, mainly in its being the … Continue reading my high school experience: looking back at private Christian school, pt. I
if you haven’t heard
https://open.spotify.com/episode/2lxPSYWGTXnAn75JQZYeFh My first podcast with Lee Carl from May 25, 2020 If you are driving home from the Egg Bowl and have any interest at all in listening to a project I'm particularly proud of, feel free to listen to this, our first episode of the County Line podcast together. We talk a lot about … Continue reading if you haven’t heard
is it a toxic relationship or are we just in a rough patch?
This is a question I've found myself asking myself a number of times in my life, whether it be concerning a romantic or platonic relationship. Everyone will find his or herself in this position at least once in life, but I think I've been there so many times because I was very fake for a … Continue reading is it a toxic relationship or are we just in a rough patch?
am i misunderstood or just a crazy b-word?
This past weekend I recorded a podcast with my friend Lee Carl (if you want to go check it out, it's the post below this one), and he asked me a question that had never actually been directly posed to me. Right in the middle of conversation, he looked me in the eyes and asked, … Continue reading am i misunderstood or just a crazy b-word?
how I deal with the haters
Howdy friends! I just found this draft from a few years back, and it spoke to some wounds of mine that have since reopened. I found it helpful, so I thought I might just dump it on the internet. It's been a minute since I've written something that makes it sound like I'm a way … Continue reading how I deal with the haters
to the friends I disagree with, I’m sorry
Illustration: Daryl Cagle Disclaimer: This is not a political argument, for once. Dear friends who disagree with me and (probably) are sick of my political crusading, Living in Mississippi, I am acutely aware of the fact that a high number of my friends have a very different perception and evaluation of the world around us. … Continue reading to the friends I disagree with, I’m sorry
don’t let boys be mean to you: a rant on f*%kboys and how I’ve dealt with them
*Disclaimer: I'm going to say a bunch of stuff in this post that sounds like a feminist rant against the tyranny of men. I don't hate men at all or hold them in general to be responsible for the societal trends I mention herein. The boys I'm talking about here are the ones who have … Continue reading don’t let boys be mean to you: a rant on f*%kboys and how I’ve dealt with them
how I survived high school with a bad reputation
This is a topic I’ve been wanting to speak on since I began to feel the weight of it at the age of fourteen. It’s not easy to talk about, but I know how alone and out-of-place I felt at times in high school. I wish I had known someone from this community who wasn’t … Continue reading how I survived high school with a bad reputation