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Wonder- a Review

It’s a miracle when a book is faithfully adapted into a movie. It’s even better when both mediums express the story and emphasize the importance of kindness outside one’s comfort zone, loving families, and understanding the problems of a…

We Might Have Been Happy

There’s a story in the Book of Mormon about a family who leaves everything the have and know because of a revelation from God. You know the one. The father learns that the city they live in will be…

I don’t want to be the mean girl

Elementary school can be a tough gig. Early in September of first grade, my little Mary sobbed into my arms, “Alice told everyone not to play with me at recess. When I walked past, she and her friends started…

Maybe It’s Squirrels

A while ago I was driving in fast, heavy traffic, and was severely cut off. As in standing-on-the-brake-pedal, I-nearly-bit-through-my-tongue severely cut off. Thankfully, nobody was injured, no cars kissed fenders, and I kept driving along (albeit with a racing…

Thanks for caring

The culminating achievement of my high school career was not a title, a position, or an award. It was not a scholarship or a university acceptance letter. It was a single line in my yearbook. No name accompanies those…