Tag Archive | "Family"

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What Does Our Birth Order Say About Us?

Posted on 30 October 2015 by

All of us were given the common gift of life from our parents. All families are different in many ways but no matter the time, location, or countless other circumstances, this common gift catalyzes the natural evolution of our family unit. The diverse dynamics of the family unit have been studied at length to find […] Continue Reading…

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Humans of Housatonic #2: “A Big Shocker”

Posted on 04 May 2015 by

“Recently my parents have gotten divorced, and that was a big shocker. There were a few weeks of odd reactions and feelings between me and each of my parents, but that all subsided now and I think my life is getting pretty much back to normal. It felt pretty much like s***, like any other […] Continue Reading…

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Tootsie Rolls in the Casket

Posted on 21 April 2015 by

Stomach cancer. The words were said over and over but they were just words, that is, until the day I went to the nursing home with my mom, dad, and grandma. My grandpa had stomach cancer. It was misdiagnosed for too long and it was too late to do much about it. None of the […] Continue Reading…

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A Very European Experience

Posted on 21 April 2015 by

On the heels of HCC’s trip to Spain where students studied abroad and with another Study Abroad class in Italy planned, this seems like the perfect place to write about my experience in Europe. I was not in Spain, nor was I there for school but I still learned quite a bit. Back in 2006, […] Continue Reading…

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Dealing with Job Loss

Posted on 21 April 2015 by

“Debbie? Jamie? Can you come here?” called my father. Jamie, my little sister, and I ran across the cold hardwood floor. Our dog, Kane, followed us, leaving a trail of his slobber behind. We run down the stairs to find our mother and father sitting down on the clean white couch. The lights were dimmed, […] Continue Reading…

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“I Have a Life!”

Posted on 07 December 2014 by

“I have a life!” is often the complaint of many students who are stressed out about juggling school with a career, children, or a relationship. Instead of whining about your problems and feeling offended when professors don’t give you special treatment, take into consideration that you are not alone. The person on your right could […] Continue Reading…

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Thanksgiving: For What It’s Worth

Posted on 24 November 2014 by

Full disclosure, and I think a lot people can in one way or another agree or connect with this, Thanksgiving at my home every year is nothing more than a straight shit show that usually by its end has utterly evolved, or devolved, into absolute Hell on Earth. This is not to say Thanksgiving is […] Continue Reading…

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After-Turkey Oblivion and How to Avoid It

Posted on 21 November 2014 by

It is the meal that we wait all year for; the one for which we spend countless days and hours finding recipes, buying ingredients and preparing to share with our families. All of this time and effort climaxes with a few hours spent gathered ‘round the dinner table, everyone stuffing their faces with turkey, stuffing, […] Continue Reading…

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A Changing Mindset

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

Change is important. In my case, change was extremely pivotal to my growth as a young man. Graduating high school and going to college was a huge transition, and I knew that I had to move along with it. Back when I attended high school I was always to myself, I had very little confidence […] Continue Reading…