Franny and Zooey, and Jesus, and Me.

"But most of all, above everything else, who in the Bible besides Jesus knew–knew–that we’re carrying the kingdom of heaven around with us, inside, where we’re all too goddam stupid and sentimental and unimaginative to look?" –J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey. When I was seventeen, my family took our yearly summer vacation down to the … Continue reading Franny and Zooey, and Jesus, and Me.

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Time-out

"I need to stop ignoring my passions in favor of 'succeeding' in college." File under: things I probably should have been able to articulate and realize a long time ago. This fall marks the beginning of my fourth year in college, which means another chapter in my ever-tempestuous relationship with secondary education. Before the semester … Continue reading Time-out