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*This article was published in the Oct 30, 2008 edition of the Mount Holyoke News.Many years from now people will talk about the “Obama Effect.”Generations will talk about the revolutionary movement ignited by one man’s fervent belief in people’s ability to come together to effect positive change. Should…

I feel the need to write, for I know not how else to express myselfTo let these words surge forth from inside me, a weak reflection of the intensity of my feelings, yet nevertheless quite helpful in relaying what the blur of sensations is likeI feel the need…

Okay, since I seem to be on a trend of being very personal with my entries, here’s one that might be pushing the edge a bit. In recent times I find myself opposing or rejecting just about everything I thought I knew about myself, life, and so on.…

I often remark to myself about how similar our lives are to the very systems we set up.Like cars speeding on the highway, we seem to head in similar directions but often end up at different destinationsNow, before you contend the fact that we head in similar directions,…

I bumped into myself the other dayI said sorry and almost walked onBut there was something strikingly familiarThat made me wonder where I knew this strangerSo I turned back to call herAnd there she stood wearing this wistful smile“You didn’t even recognize me did you?”The sadness in her…