Finding A Job Sucks: Take me to the Symphony

What Drew Me to this Job The job was a major gifts and gift planning coordinator position. I applied for this job in December 2018 because working for the North Carolina Symphony sounded interesting, and I figured with my 10 years in development, I could at least get an interview. Before I even had a

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Dance + Culture

Durham Dances Photoshoot

Photography taken September 26, 2016 by Zoe Litaker. This was part of Litaker’s Durham Dances series, which she was going to make into a coffee table book. I won’t bother linking the blog, because it looks like she didn’t even use my pictures, mostly just ballerinas posing en pointe. Oh,

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Short Fiction

intertwined hands


The yellow lines on the highway sped by in a blur, and we flew through the night, and we felt free. But we weren’t, and we knew it. We were running away from something, and running away was never the path to freedom. I thought about telling John to turn

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Dry yard


Reporters are trained to develop a sixth sense, a nose for when a story smells fishy. And something about this one wasn’t right. First of all, Tom Sutherford’s wife Rosa was missing, but all of her belongings were where she left them. She didn’t take any money out of their

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Photo by Ryan Hutton on Unsplash

Peace of Midnight

The wind whispered through the dark, empty trees like a warning in a foreign language. Winter was coming, and with winter came shadows. Long nights. Endless journeys through the long, dark halls of my mind. I stared out of my solitary window facing the barren orchard. The few leaves left

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The Lavender Series


The Lavender Series | Refreshing Lavender Spritz

Who doesn’t enjoy the soft and relaxing scent of lavender in the air? But with all of the overly sweet, allergy-aggravating room sprays out there, it can be difficult incorporate pleasing fragrances in your home. Good thing you can make your own lavender spray for bathrooms, linens, or even as a

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The Lavender Series | Lavender and Mint Tea

Here is a super simple recipe for a calming and soothing lavender tea. This is great to drink before bed or any time you want to relax and wind down from a hectic day. The flavor of this tea reminds me a bit of Earl Grey. Ingredients and supplies: 1

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