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Rain

Rain

To our friend and Promoter, Ashley He was standing in the rain. I was waiting for my bus to come, so I could make my way to class before my professor took attendance. I was nervous and anxious and I was trying my hardest not to be extremely late today. I kept looking over the […]

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#SuperhumanSquad

#SuperhumanSquad

I still don’t have a disability, but I wrote this anyway. I’m dedicating this to the USA’s Paralympic team, especially our gold medal winning hockey team. When I first stepped through the doors of FDR Academy, I was terrified. Two months after losing my sight, I was forced to reckon with the only thing worse […]

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Cooler than a Sword

Cooler than a Sword

This is for all of the editors and my favorite people: Melissa, Sierra, Elissa, and Nancy Language is one of the few things that unite most human beings. We have the unique ability to transfer thoughts from one brain to another. Even cooler, we made it so that our language can be written down so […]

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The Assistant

The Assistant

I would like to dedicate this one to our Designers: Melody, Heather, and Greyson. You guys are amazing! When I was a little kid, my big brother, Kyle, used to let me hang out with his friends on the weekends. Every week they would spend their Saturday at someone’s house and work on all the […]

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Power Play

Power Play

I managed to pull together a storied career as a professor in Washington DC. I was able to rub elbows as a renowned teacher and expert within my field of international politics and law with some of the greatest minds in the world. Therewere nights I spent grading countless papers and nights I got to […]

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Para

Para

For the record, I’m not disabled. I just wanted to tell this story. My advanced apologies to the disabled community. Some people say that I’m intense or I’m insane. I think I’m driven to fulfill my mission. I refuse to let disability stop me or anyone else. Not anymore. One night, while I was in […]

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Foreword (to someone else’s book)

Foreword (to someone else’s book)

In preparation of our gallery and reception at the end of the month, I’m writing up a new blog post for every day until our Reception on March 26th. Given my track record, wish me luck. In my many years of education, I have seen many students pass through my doors. First as a teacher, […]

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Gravity Makes Me Fall

Gravity Makes Me Fall

February 13 (or I guess, 14th) I should have seen that this was a bad idea before I got to this point. I somehow thought that running away across the country was going to make everything so much clearer for me. It shouldn’t take standing alone in a train staton in Queens to figure out […]

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The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away

Dear J, 4 years ago you convinced me to sit with you on the train and I didn’t let you go ever. We weren’t exactly the greatest friends: our greatest way of bonding at the time was being annoying to each other. I wouldn’t have gotten as far as I did or know half the […]

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Another Excerpt from Stereotypical Fantasy Romance Novel

Another Excerpt from Stereotypical Fantasy Romance Novel

“Kristian! Kristian, are you there?” Rhea called in Latin. She had told her lover to meet her deep in the trees that surrounded her family’s villa in the countryside. It was past midnight, the moon concealed by clouds and the canopy of the trees far above her head. She had told Kristian to leave lanterns […]

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