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Poetry Corner: The Hum

The hum begins as a melancholy ring, Penetrating my ears disguised as a harmony. Much too early for the birds to sing. Up in a daze, but only temporarily. Feel the bite of the cold morning air, It’s only 45 to be fair. The hum transforms to the gears...

The identities we don’t see

I walk through the doors, heels clacking a little too loudly, my blazer crisply rolled at the cuffs. An image of corporate-assuredness is presented and I am able to rattle off phrases like, “We’ve seen a lot of growth this quarter,” or “Isn’t the weather nice today,” as the...

Late from lunch

This holiday season brought new memories, lots of reminiscing and words of wisdom that can be heard only from the mouths of your eldest relatives. My great aunt and uncle are approaching 90 years of age and though their health may be declining, their minds are reaching maximum capacity....

Going part-time

Much of my life thus far has been spent full-time. Whether I was a full-time student, barista, or writer, I put every ounce of my energy into life. Living your life full-time is exhausting. It can lead to burnout before you even recognize whats happening. Recently, I decided to...

Low-Sugar Coffee Drinks

I don’t know what it is, but every time I finish a workout the first thing I crave is a coffee. I don’t want to erase all the work I just did by loading up on a high-calorie, sugary drink, but I like drinking “fun drinks” in the afternoon....

Death before decaf? My year without caffeine

My first and all-time favorite job was working as a barista at a local coffee shop. However this job included two stipulations- 1. I was destined to be a coffee snob forever and 2. I would become addicted to coffee. I could drink two shots of espresso at 9...

What the Service Industry Taught Me

The service industry changes you as a person. I worked as a barista on and off for several years, and full-time for the year following my college graduation. It was the hardest job I’ve had in my life- but I would not change it for the world. Being in...
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