Before the Ten Commandments…

there were the 42 principles of Ma’at, the Ancient Egyptian divine Principle of Truth, Justice, and Righteousness, and is the foundation of natural and social order and unity. These 42 principles pre-date the commandments by 2000 or so years, but they include almost all of the commandments. These principles are much more explicit and demanding…

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Oberlin/Law&Order?

So maybe I’m just slow, or maybe it’s just a coincidence, but Oberlin’s “Stories” theme resounds of the end of the law & order SVU intro. “In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite…

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Making a Vow to Love ME

This is my year after college to figure out what I want to do and where I want to go next. Since I’m still so up in the air, I’ve decided to focus on me and take care of me for once in my life. So I’m promising myself to: 1) Love my body—I will…

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Home sweet Home

My apartment is finally starting to feel like home. It has some serious issues but we’re trying to work them out and get comfy with our surroundings. It’s been an interesting journey thus far even to finding an apartment and now that I’ve moved in, we’ve had to deal a multitude of things: 1) the…

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Storm Coming

Listen: I could paint a picture with a pen But a song will only scratch the skin And there are still places I haven’t been Because I know what’s in there is already in the air Oh yeah, there’s a storm on the way There’s a storm on the way, alright There’s a storm on…

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Words

They have power—to hurt, to heal, to humiliate, to praise, to love, to thank, to forgive, and it goes on. Today I was going through my obiemail deleting things and deciding which e-mails I wanted to save and forward on to my gmail account. There are a lot of words in these e-mails that I…

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Salt, religion, random thoughts

Many of my friends know that I have this ridiculous salt tooth. I mean, I don’t sprinkle ridiculous amounts of salt in my food, it’s more that I just crave things that are salty as opposed to sweet. Even after I eat dessert I usually want something salty afterward. My sisters are kind of the…

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Finally moved in!!

I write this from my hammock in my room listening to the brazilian music that I won’t be hearing on the streets of manhattan (since little did I know it was brazil day and that Carlinhos Brown is performing…too much happens here and I can’t keep up!).  I moved in on Wednesday and was supposed…

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