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Category Archives: 2014-2015

Smile and Breathe

People often ask me what I enjoy doing in my free time and I always seem to respond “What free time?”  While it may seem like a joke, I am sure that at times some of us have actually felt … Continue reading

Troublesome Kids!

We all have those days where nothing can seem to go right.  We might wake up late and miss our ride to school, then realize we forgot our gym clothes at home, then sit down in class and remember we … Continue reading

Love Five Times Over

I had a bit of trouble coming up with a story or topic for this blog. I sat and stared at my computer screen for a long time. I had a case of “writer’s block.” During my block, I received a … Continue reading

Czech All Out

              This spring break, many of my friends were leaving Kansas to go to Colorado, Mexico, or Florida. I, however, was headed to Cuba. Yes, Cuba—Cuba, Kansas. Growing up in my hometown is definitely much … Continue reading

Stop and Smell the (Sage)

“…What the results are showing is that your worst allergies are to hickory trees, cats, and sage. You said you were going to California next week? They have sage everywhere out there” Thank you, Doctor. I really appreciate you pointing that … Continue reading

What Makes You Happy?

American philosopher Pharrell once said, “Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth, because I’m HAPPY.”  He says happy quite a bit in the song which addresses the idea of happiness head on.  But how many times have … Continue reading

The Creative Mind

The search began during my sophomore year.  I had just applied to become an officer in the Blue Valley FFA chapter, and today was the day of the interview.  I was a little nervous, but had practiced for the interview … Continue reading

So You Think You Can’t Dance

Dancing: it’s really never been my thing. I can swing my limbs around as much as I want, but I guess that doesn’t really count. During those awkward middle and high school dances, I was a really big fan of … Continue reading

Words, Words, Words

              With the conclusion of 2014, I can say without regrets that it was my greatest year yet. The conclusion of high school brought sorrow, but opened the door to opportunity. Just beyond high school … Continue reading

Get Loud

TOUCHDOWN—KAN-SAS CITY! If you’re a resident of Kansas, or a surrounding state, you most likely read that in the voice of Mitch Holthus, longtime announcer of the Kansas City Chiefs. Now, I’ve been a Chiefs fan for a long time … Continue reading