Tag Archives: Culture

Together at the Olympics

Together. It is a word that has been used a lot over the last year and a half. It has been added to slogans. It is softly spoken to us in radio advertisements. It is plastered on large canvases, which … Continue reading

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Tokyo 2020: After 16 Days

As the final medals are being handed out, I’m realizing that the last two weeks have gone by way too fast. I don’t want the Olympics to end. Fortunately, the Winter Olympics are only six months away and all eyes … Continue reading

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Tokyo 2020: After 10 Days

Well, the Olympics are almost over. Already. The one thought that I’ve been unable to shake since the Olympics began is just how much of the Olympic experience was robbed of the athletes. They finish their event and are on … Continue reading

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Tokyo 2020: After 3 Days

I love sports, which means I love the Olympics. I’ll watch any event that is on. If I have to learn the rules or the optimal strategy, I will pay attention and learn it. And it doesn’t matter if it’s … Continue reading

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Tokyo 2020

It was not supposed to turn out like this. When Japan was awarded the 2020 Summer Olympics on September 7, 2013, the country was only six months removed from a Level 7 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power … Continue reading

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50 Thoughts XXXVII

1. For some reason, I thought the Friends reunion was going to be a new slate of episodes, featuring all of the celebrities they had announced. 2. What’s a food that sounds good and looks good, but doesn’t live up … Continue reading

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First Time Watching: Mean Girls

Twelve years after graduating from high school, I think I finally understand everything that occurred, thanks to Mean Girls. I also have a better understanding of life, in general. Who knew that this movie held all the answers? Before Watching … Continue reading

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50 Thoughts XXXVI

1. There are a lot of holidays that encourage large gatherings and they’re all close together. That’s what I’ve learned in the last twelve months. 2. I feel like we’re all way too nonchalant about the fact that parrots can … Continue reading

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What Are Words?

My Senior Kindergarten teacher was universally loved by everyone at my elementary school. No matter what grade you were in, you could walk by the fenced off area for kindergarteners and wave, or say hello, and she’d return the gesture. … Continue reading

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Spread Your Smart

The last four months have really highlighted the fact that people do not listen. Why should they? They know everything. Read their social media accounts. Listen to them at the store. Watch them sneak on the nightly news, when they … Continue reading

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