Tag Archives: kentucky

A look back at first-week freshman bungles

As the first week of classes at Western Kentucky University slips into the annals of collegiate history, I can’t help but remember my first week as a college student. Almost 19 years old, high school valedictorian, newly outgoing, single, armed … Continue reading

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Big girl status

In May 2015, I changed course regarding my occupation and left journalism for the government. The local government, to be exact. It’s not like I joined the FBI and became one of the liaisons who “cannot confirm or deny” anything … Continue reading

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Lego Love

From about 1994 to 2005, a simple, plastic table with four quadrants of Lego bases serving as a tabletop welcomed me into my bedroom. After homework, I got busy building, narrating each story I concocted acted out by Lego people. … Continue reading

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Alphabet Series: Lazy

Day Twelve: Lazy After college, with the exception of the last couple of months before I met Cory, I was pretty lazy in my friendships, whether I had a boyfriend or not. To be frank, it was much easier to … Continue reading

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Alphabet Series: Introspective

Day Nine: Introspective Betcha thought this one was gonna be “independent,” didn’t ya? I could have chosen that word, but I’m independent anyway, not just when I was single. Plus, I think that would be the expected word, and I’m … Continue reading

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Alphabet Series: Creep

Day Three: Creep Ah, yes. The rite of passage of the single creature: to “creep.” The act takes on many forms, but I was fortunate enough to come of age in the rise of social media, which made creeping much … Continue reading

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A caucus race! A caucus race!

My introduction to the word “caucus” came from an Alice in Wonderland cartoon I watched as a kid, in which one of the talking animals declared that Alice and the other talking animals in the vicinity should engage in a … Continue reading

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‘Holding Out For a (Renegade Swashbuckling) Hero’

Warning: The following consists mainly of the story of when my *new* fiance and I met. If you don’t like that sort of thing, you can skip this and read the blog next week. A day I used to think … Continue reading

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Scottsville is not so far away

A tragedy rocked the nation last weekend, but first it rocked the 10-county region. Less than 24 miles from where I live, a 7-year-old girl was reported missing and found dead in less than 30 minutes in Scottsville, Ky. Nothing … Continue reading

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Why I’m passionate about bras

Something involving bras happened almost exactly four years ago, and I’m still not over it. Although you may already know that I love October because of Halloween, it’s also special to me because it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Both my … Continue reading

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