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 with a seven-year-old TV and a few cute new outfits, and bubbling with excitement and nervousness. …

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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 to any media person ever. I'm not a complete traitor. Nope, just became an employee …

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. When I was about 15 years old, I decided it was time for the mostly …

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 easier. You know you've done it. We've all driven past someone's house at night with …