How it Began (a Relic blog post)

The story of Relic could begin in many different places. It could begin with two, the first amateur webseries I produced, or with Cedric Clarke & the Unsettling Dark, the project that this series was birthed from. It could begin when I started to write, or when my friend Zoe and I came up with the basic idea for […]

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In Thanksgiving

I’d like to take a moment to give thanks for all the great things in my life over the past year. Things have rarely been easy, but it is undeniable that I have been blessed with so many wonderful people, places, and opportunities. I’m thankful for my family: for my father, who challenges me and […]

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Memoir: My Earliest Memories

The problem with memories is that they’re not terribly reliable. Recounted tales of my youth mingle with dreams to obscure the nature of my earliest years, forcing me to take even the most vivid memory with a grain of metaphorical salt. As such, I have several flashes of consciousness which vie for the title of […]

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Memoir: My Time as an Ice Hawk

“I used to be afraid of dying. Now I’m afraid of not living.” -Neal Shusterman At the risk of repeating myself, I have a story to tell. When I was little, I loved the ice rink.  Despite the inconvenience of the complex rental skates (I could barely tie my own shoes) I always felt a […]

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Memoir: Momentum

How hockey kept me moving forward.   The following was used as my Common App essay for my undergraduate applications. I have an absolute aversion to acceleration. I’ve always hated that moment- the moment when the world around me starts to whirl and blur, the moment when I have to trust myself enough to lose […]

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