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Christmas is Coming

Last week I walked into my apartment in South Campus to the sound of Christmas music. My roommate and fellow intern TJ was indulging in the classic Christmas tune “Jingle Bell Rock.” As a staunch December-only Christmas music listener, I jokingly cried out, “TJ! It’s only October 16th! Why in the world are you listening […]

A Tribute to a Complicated Man

For the past month I have been working on an extremely laborious work of art that has genuinely pushed me physically and emotionally. Just to give a brief explanation of what it is: the work is a 5 foot by 4 foot canvas that I supported, and stretched by hand. Attached to the canvas are […]

Who Owns my Painting?

As an artist I find myself second guessing my decisions pretty consistently. “Was that the right move? Is this good enough? Am I good enough?” these are the kind of things that I find myself wrestling with in my mind. I have been a creator since I could put crayon on paper and waved that […]

An Impressive Faith

This week I have been thinking a lot about my Grandparents. Specifically, my Grandmother. My Grandmother (dad’s side) is the sweetest and most loving woman I know. Yet how she remains this way boggles my mind. Florence is the mother of three sons and married to a wonderful man (my grandfather) who had a major […]

The Journey of Faith

Until recently, I thought I was doing everything right when it came to my faith. I prayed, went to church on Sunday, and was involved in acolyting and children’s ministry. I thought I had figured out how to be the “perfect” Christian. My faith has been important to me my entire life, and has always […]


Recently, I have been thinking about my “Ebenezer moments” the big moments that led me here. I’ve been very lucky to have the opportunity to travel and I’ve realized that most of my piles of stones are around those experiences. They introduced me to my best friends, they stretched me, showed me new opportunities and […]


I was raised in the United Methodist Church. My mother is an active lay member of our local church and serves in the conference. Therefore, I grew up playing in corners during church meetings. Watching my parents, I learned about various expressions of faith-service, friendship, worship. I wasn’t raised to think of church as an […]

Lost Key

Well I had myself a bit of a scare yesterday. After traveling back from the dry cleaners, I realized my room key was not in my left front pocket (where it usually lives). Luckily, I had left my door unlocked since the dry cleaners was only about 200 yards away. Upon entering my room and […]

If We Love it Enough

Easter sermons are always memorable to me for some reason. Perhaps, it is the complete joy and wholesomeness I feel on Easter morning. Or perhaps, it is due to an increased attentiveness after the horn quintet has finished blaring, “Christ the Lord Has Risen Today.” Either way, I felt a strong connection to the Dean’s […]

A Dinner with Two Doctors

Tonight I had dinner with my step-cousin and his wife at a dimly-lit French place in Cambridge. The food was both interesting and delicious. One memorable dish was a fried rabbit leg, for better or worse. However, our conversation over this dinner was all the more interesting. Both my cousin and his wife are practicing doctors. […]