Back-to-school jitters

About this time last year, I humbled myself to type out an embarrassing account of my first week as a college freshman. I wanted to assure former college freshmen that they weren't the only goofy kids on their campus, and I also wanted to leave no doubt in the minds of upcoming college freshmen that …

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The accidental treasure hunt

For those of you getting tired of wedding posts, this entry will be a welcome break because it's only indirectly related to my and Cory's upcoming wedding. (Sorry, I can't totally remove myself. It basically consumes my life right now.) To prepare for the wedding, which will be behind my parents' barn, we had to …

After JonBenet

It's been nearly 20 years since I first learned about true evil. Christmas 1996. While my family and I went back for seconds of turkey, biscuits and pie - my mom helping me with my plate because of my 6-year-old clumsy hands - a family 15 hours away was about to live a nightmare. Dec. 26, …