Journals

Journals 2017-06-16T16:08:55+00:00

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is to realize!

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Revisit

again and again

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Reimagine...

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and Remember.

Journals

How many of us, throughout our lives, or on occasion have kept a personal diary, a journal, or a chronicle of sorts. Perhaps, our professional status necessitates a living record of what we think, say, do or did. Certainly historians can and will tell our tale, even if only anecdotally. Friends and family might do a better job. Surely, societal and private filters change perceptions. That said, biographical data does not replace a first-hand accounting.

Walk with us as we open our doors. Turn the keys. How did each of us come to be? Who are we and why?

  • Read our stories.
  • Share your own.
  • It is never too late to learn from our past, to better understand the present, and to build the finest of futures.
2016-11-29T17:39:06+00:00

Of Love and Blood: For People Who Like To Watch Child Abuse Porn on Social Media

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That’s the question a lot of folks have been asking about the latest viral video of a sweaty hulking father who punished his son for walking out of class by lacing up a pair of boxing gloves and repeatedly punching him in the chest and [...]

2016-11-29T17:39:07+00:00

I’ll Be So Proud When My Daughter is President and Runs a Corrupt Oligarchy

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I want my black American daughter to be president of the United States when she grows up – and to evade, at all costs, the question of whether a president of the United States of America can be morally just. I want her to wear [...]

2016-11-29T17:39:09+00:00

As a Minority Student at Mizzou, The Racial Tensions There Didn’t Surprise Me

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This week’s events at the University of Missouri don’t surprise me one bit. As a graduate student in Mizzou’s journalism school with a Japanese and Jewish background, I know what it’s like to be a minority. There, I am regularly reminded that I am different. Without [...]

2016-11-29T17:39:09+00:00

My University Studies Haven’t Saved Me From Homelessness and Hunger

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Food and housing insecurity do not disappear from people’s lives when they go to college. There is this damaging misconception that once you get to college – once you’re on an upwardly mobile, higher-education track – you magically have the same resources and opportunities as everyone [...]

2016-11-29T17:39:10+00:00

dear (future) school official: my son will be absent

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By Tiffany Rose Smith | Originally Published at Rose With Words. October 27, 2015 dear (future) school official: my son will be absent because in our house we teach him to respect others, but also stand up for himself and those in need. we do not want [...]