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But I will establish My covenant with you, and you will enter the ark - you and your sons and your wife and your sons' wives with y...

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

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Author of The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories

We don't have a word for the opposite of loneliness, but if we did, I could say that's what I want in life. What I'm grateful and thankful to have found at Yale, and what I'm scared of losing when we wake up tomorrow and leave this place.

It's not quite love and it's not quite community; it's just this feeling that there are people, an abundance of people, who are in this together. Who are on your team. When the check is paid and you stay at the table. When it's four a.m. and no one goes to bed. That night with the guitar. That night we can't remember. That time we did, we went, we saw, we laughed, we felt. The hats.

Yale is full of tiny circles we pull around ourselves. A cappella groups, sports teams, houses, societies, clubs. These tiny groups that make us feel loved and safe and part of something even on our loneliest nights when we stumble home to our computers -- partner-less, tired, awake. We won't have those next year. We won't live on the same block as all our friends. We won't have a bunch of group-texts.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

#TBT Repost: Spousal Abuse Knows No Boundaries

It Stretches...
Beyond Race ...
Beyond Gender...












Although I was slowly working my way toward it, I had no intentions of broaching this topic just yet. I was smack dab in the middle of Death and Love with the intent of making a nice little segue into abuse and list resources and everything.

Unfortunately, that game plan was prempted by a post made to one of my writing groups for which I have permission to share as follows:


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

What Time Is It In Your Life?

Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 10:30 AM
Calvary Temple of Allentown
3436 Winchester Road,
Allentown, PA 18104


Immediately followed by a picnic for all!


Come #BackToChurch Sunday, a day celebrated nationwide by thousands of churches is almost here. In this climate of blatant political agendas and a sense of pervasive hopelessness, now is the time for hope.