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I have lived in the same house my whole life. I grew up surrounded by eerie corn fields, that I've never been able to trust. Behind those rows of plants, lays the town that morphed me into who I am. A small town, built on flat land. Mason, Michigan is picturesque in theory....Tags:
I stood perfectly blind as a strange, wet substance clouded my eyes. My senses began to come back to me as syllables from words spoken only by loved ones, inevitably blew into one ear and out of the other. The nuance which rapidly replaced my happiness shocked me into a state of...Tags:
Four years ago, my mother took my friend and me to Six Flags America in Maryland. It was the year I decided to brave Superman: Ride of Steel, the tallest, most imposing roller coaster in the park. Rising twenty stories high at its peak, the Superman was clearly visible from the parking lot. It...Tags:
Waves rhythmically caressed the shore as the sand massaged our feet. The sun painted a life-sized kaleidoscope in the sky while making its lazy departure. As several tanned locals packed up their beach businesses for the day, they shook their heads and laughed at the five pasty tourists frolicking...Tags:
In America, we are lucky enough to have more opportunities and more freedom than many around the world. However, this often leads us to have a near blinding air of superiority and lack of understanding of the world around us. We can comfortably travel around most of America and proudly say we are...Tags:
I’ve always hated soccer. Unlike every other normal child, I never played AYSO when I was a kid. I never wanted to go out into the yard and just kick the ball around. I didn’t even want to watch my little brother’s soccer games. It wasn’t as if my mother didn’t try to make me do any of the above....Tags:
In the beginning, I felt quite apprehensive about my family's holiday. Put another way, I was certain that I would absolutely hate hiking up and down big heaps of rock for a whole week. Yep -- this year, we were headed for a backpacking "vacation" in Yoho National Park, part of the Rocky Mountains...Tags:
The history books can tell us all about her splendor and glory. We all saw her in the news. We saw her thrive, and we saw her fall. The redemption of Detroit has been a long one, but she will thrive again. It may sound hard to believe, but it takes a city as strong and willing as Detroit to...Tags:
I had been bugging my dad to take me to Ireland for years. After learning thatmy great great grandfather, John Tobin, had come from Ireland to the U.S. I gained a growing anticipation to learn more about my family history. The library served as my only alternative to experiencing my ancestor’s...Tags:
Kerala, also known as God’s own Country, is the most beautiful state located at the most southern part of India. It is famous for its backwaters, houseboats, traditions, religions and cultures. The people of Kerala, Keralites, are known for their high hospitality. Its unique geographical features...Tags: