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Friday is for Favorites: Holiday Traditions

December 24, 2016 3:31 am

Merry Christmas Eve Eve! I hope you have had (or will soon have) a wonderful little bit of time with your family. Maybe you’ve had lots of good food, a little bit of sleep, or seen some of the snow that has been blessing various states. Here at the Jones house, holiday traditions are up…

Road Trip!

December 21, 2016 4:55 am

Something the Jones family does exceptionally well is car trips. As long as I can remember, we have driven cross-country. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and spring break, we drive out to Vermont to see my mom’s side. 4th of July, we drive out to New York to see my grandmother. At least twice a year, we drive…

Friday is for Favorites: Finished Finals Feelings

December 16, 2016 11:51 pm

Well, the semester is completed, and it has been a whirlwind. I apologize for only having posted one post the last couple weeks; I’m sure at least one of you was chomping at the bit to procrastinate with me. Just kidding. Don’t procrastinate by reading this. Watch something like Black Mirror instead (if you’re looking…

Notes on Conrad

December 6, 2016 5:06 pm

Conrad, of all the characters in Shining Shira, gave me the most trouble. It wasn’t that I didn’t love him or appreciate him. I just didn’t know how to write a man. Over the five drafts I wrote, he and Kaelo are the two characters who changed most. Kaelo became more multidimensional and received a…

Friday is for Favorites: Sweater (And Finals) Weather

December 2, 2016 8:55 pm

December has arrived at Colby College. If this hadn’t been made evident by the drop in temperature, the frost on the hood of my car, or the sun going down at 4 p.m. (seriously, Maine?), then the invasion of Christmas sweaters and the dreaded scent of finals give it away. All my friends, be they…