By

Perdita Patrice
I have spent the last 15 years unlearning capitalism and uncovering its influence on my behaviors and beliefs. I used to be hard on myself about spending money. If I wanted a treat, I’d go through all the ways I could justify my purchase. Then once the money was spent, I’d feel guilty. I should...
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In 2019, I realized I needed a little help. After a decade of working non-stop and unraveling the reasons behind some of my life choices, I finally felt at peace. My 20s were filled with romantic pursuits, moving across country, working low-wage office jobs, marrying and divorcing, earning a college degree, and starting a new career in a new industry. If I were to assign a theme to my...
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Hey 2021, In the before times, I had every intention of putting real effort into dating. A herculean feat considering I often find talking to men both tedious and incredibly boring. I downloaded an app, and I hate dating apps. Enlisted a friend to help me with witty responses and fretted over my lack of...
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On the afternoon of January 5, 2021, I was sitting at my dining room table. I checked Twitter and learned one of my favorite authors, New York Times bestselling author, Eric Jerome Dickey, was dead at the age of 59. I sat there in stunned silence.  I stumbled onto Dickey’s work by accident. I was...
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On April 22, 20-year-old Army Spec. Vanessa Guillén disappeared from the Fort Hood Army base, in Killeen, Texas, where she’d been assigned. Photos of Guillén accompanied the news reports, as her mother pleaded for information leading to her daughter’s return. As pictures of Guillén’s last movements were discovered, it was revealed she reported the sexual...
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On December 16, 2019, USA Today published an investigative report on Texas football star, Tristen Wallace. It was revealed Wallace had been accused of, and found responsible for, two sexual assaults while attending the University of Oregon. He was, subsequently, expelled from the university, transferred to a Texas community college, and then transferred again to...
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A new year has arrived, and with it may come  a renewed desire to tackle goals and open yourself up to new opportunities for growth. Whether you’re looking to take your career to the next level or land your first post-college gig, knowing what you want is half the battle. Here’s a guide on how...
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Every October, it seems love and relationships begin to underscore everything. The start of cuffing season begins and suddenly engagement ring commercials, complex flash mob proposals, and holiday themed romantic comedies increase exponentially during the months-long ramp up to Valentine’s Day. With all that, one might be hard pressed to find many works of fiction...
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After all the paperwork is completed and your keys are in hand, your to-do list as a first-time homeowner can be extensive. New locks, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers, are just some of the things you may find yourself needing. If you purchased a newly renovated home, you may not have much...
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The Dream A goal I’d dreamt about for years was accomplished last year when I purchased my first home. Home ownership for me wasn’t so much about settling down as it was about having a home base and attempting to build wealth. After a four year naval career, I left to attend college, just as...
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