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I’ve been recovering from the defeat of net neutrality, the holidays, a terrible fall semester, and you know… Life in general.

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American Heritage

Since the classes that I need to take next aren’t available during summer sessions, I made three small personal decisions going into this first summer since going back to college. Those three decisions were: I’m going to learn how to knit. I don’t really have any explanation as to why I’m going to knit. It just seemed like a creative way to keep my hands occupied while I


Welcome to the new Almost Epic! I realize that “new updates” and changes to the look and design of this site are basically a dime a dozen. But while I loved the previous design and really worked hard on making it look fantastic, it dawned on me at some point over the weekend that it didn’t really “fit” the site anymore. The Kleo theme would have made more sense for a

The Thief of Joy

I feel like I’ve lived my entire life comparing myself to other people. In fact, one of my personal theme songs from my mid-twenties was a pop-punk ballad from emo-centric band Fall Out Boy that contains the prominent lyric, “Half dead from comparing myself to everyone else around me” (oooooh, so much ANGST!). And Mondays are the start of it all. On Monday morning, I’m

April Update

It has almost been a month since my last post. I’m aware of that and I apologize. I also apologize that this first post you’re about to read after such a good length of time is bullet-style if you’re not into that kind of thing. I’ve actually tried writing a few different times and actually still have half a dozen unpublished drafts of blog posts still hanging out in my

Out of the Bag

Today I had an epiphany. While a former teenage version of myself was obsessed with one day becoming one of the seven strangers on MTV’s The Real World, there’s another piece of classic MTV reality programming real estate that I would be much more likely to be featured on today. That show would be called True Life: I’m Addicted to Office Supplies! Office supplies, print

How to Save a Life

You might recall that last summer, I made the decision to go vegetarian. Even if you’re someone who doesn’t regularly share meals with me, you’ve probably heard a great deal about it. You’ve seen me preach and post photos of meat-free meals on Facebook and Instagram. Maybe you read my story on Medium about coming to my decision that I wrote a few months later. No matter

The Campus Insider

When I signed up to go back to school, I enrolled in Ivy Tech’s Software Development program. After messing around with blogging and very amateur website design for years, I decided to try and make a go at it. Not just with the web, but with software as a whole! I’m a creative person and I think making a career out of developing cool new software, mobile and web applications, and tons

This is What the Truth Feels Like

There are a lot of different things that I could write here on the internet about the last 24 hours in my life. All day long while at work and even while taking a test in my math class tonight, my mind has been idly wondering how to tackle the subject of what was undoubtedly one of the shittiest evenings of my entire life. I could try to be rational and write about what I think happened from my


It’s been two weeks since my triumphant return to formal education. Finally beginning my college journey on January 17th had me both nervous and excited. It was the first time I’d set foot in the classroom since my high school graduation in the summer of 2003. Would I remember how to do this? What was the parking situation going to be like? What about my teachers? But it was time to

No More Resolutions

After the last several years of making New Year’s Resolutions that ultimately never stuck, I’ve become one of those people. You know the type. The people that claim that New Year’s Resolutions are stupid. The people that drink their bubbly when the clock strikes midnight and call it a year. We’re like this for a reason. Not because we aren’t hopeful that 2017 will be

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