Our heroes don’t die, so long as they spark passion

So – Prince, a storyteller through music and acting, passed away on Thursday. WWE female wrestling personality, Chyna, died that same day. On April 17, Doris Roberts – the grandmother from Everybody Loves Raymond – died. The last few months have been filled with celebrity deaths. Patty Duke, Garry Shandling,…

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Here’s how serendipity has found me, and it’s coming for you

Serendipity. I’ve been thinking about serendipity quite often lately. I’ve seen quite a bit of it over the last several months. It all started in the middle of the fall semester at Texas State University. I’d been having some trouble getting one of the classes I needed – Media Practicum.…

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Playing Bass is Easy; Transitioning Genders – Not so Much

The New Orleans Saints are facing the Dallas Cowboys for Sunday Night Football on the screens of a Fort Worth Applebee’s. The Saints score and a fan can be heard shouting, “Who dat? Who dat?” as she bounces up and down on her chair. Wulffrith Harris, a 53-year-old who fidgets…

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Art Provides Hope for Asylum Seekers at ICE Facilities in Texas

The state of Texas is home to 11 detention facilities for immigrants who have entered the United States. Many of these immigrants are women with small children, running from situations in their Central American home countries that put their safety at risk. Some attempt to sneak past Immigration and Customs…

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