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Bailey Gillespie

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The Freedom to Lament

One truth that hospital patients need to hear is that it’s okay to lament. Sometimes, there is an easy solution for a patient’s malady. They see a doctor, receive a prescription drug, and walk out. But many times, the way... Continue Reading →

The Ogre’s Castle and the Cottage: Reflections on the Two-Fold Nature of Art

This opinion piece was written for my Writing for Media & Public Relations graduate course. Originally submitted on 12/5/2016, it fits into my media kit by providing an argument for how songwriters can use their music as a form of hospitality... Continue Reading →

Song Reflections – This Beautiful Life by Colony House

What in the world are we doing here what is the meaning of it all to fall in love, to make a life that's calm and stable or just to find a place where I belong what in the world... Continue Reading →

Happy Christmas 2016 – Bailey’s 7 Holiday Favorites

Happy Christmas, friends! With the advent of winter break, due to finishing up my two graduate courses, I'm enjoying some leisure time writing my book. And by writing my book, yes I mean building Spotify playlists, streaming Fuller House, and... Continue Reading →

How to Care for Yourself as a Writer (Part 1) – Movement

Friends, We all know it's tough being a writer. The craft of writing itself is a feat, trying to string together cohesive sentences that are both original and true. But one of the biggest challenges for writers is learning the... Continue Reading →

The Week I Wish I Could Escape

Friends, this is a piece I wrote earlier this year as part of a larger manuscript. It paints just one small glimpse into the depression and mental anguish I face once a month that has to stem from hormonal imbalances.... Continue Reading →

Album Review: Christmas Stories by Jenny & Tyler

What do you get when you mix Bing Crosby, George Frideric Handel, an old hymn, and an original? Well, besides coolest couple award, you also get Christmas Stories. For some people, it still might be a little early for official listening,... Continue Reading →

On Poetry: A Resurrected Interview with Andrew Peterson

This interview was written in October 2011 and originally appeared in Metonym Literary Journal in Spring 2012.  Gillespie: Although the majority of your work, or at least most familiar work, is not specifically poetry, you have a uniquely poetic way... Continue Reading →

Aaron J. Robinson’s New Kickstarter Project – “Love Struggle”

Hi, all! This past week in Nashville, I had the honor of staying with and getting to know Aaron and Amber Robinson a little bit better, and I was the better for it. Aaron is a singer-songwriter from Indianapolis who... Continue Reading →

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