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Closed Doors, Open Doors I remember summer days growing up in Saint Louis. During the week, my mom would take my brother and me around the city. She liked the zoo. I liked the bird aviary. I can close my eyes today and still see the textured concrete path that snaked […]

Closed Doors, Open Doors

We are not sure when or even how it happens. One set of eyes peers out into the inviting blue sky. Muscles ignite. Wings stretch. Lift is generated. The Arctic Tern begins her climb. She is the first but not the last. Another sees her flight and follows suit. A […]


Called Two weeks ago, I anxiously sat in my room awkwardly staring at my glowing computer screen. My heart raced and a dull lump began to form in my throat. Every few seconds I would chuckle at myself, “Zac, breathe. You’ve got this.” I have been in college for four […]

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