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Dating Your Career: Thoughts on College, Courage, and Vocation

One of the rewards of working in the William Jessup University Learning Commons is working alongside two lovely career counselors, who are always down to "talk about life" if they aren't already networking in the community or slammed with student... Continue Reading →

Happy Twenty-Eighteen!

Dear friends, Happy 2018! As the murmur of midnight fireworks fades from my neighborhood, I was inspired to write a love letter to this last year and the one we now find ourselves in. Without a doubt, this last year... Continue Reading →

EMDR Therapy and Exploring Grief

When I was younger, I used to meander through our Three Acre Woods, listening to beautiful film scores. It was an emotionally satisfying experience that I couldn't describe at the time, but somehow needed. I've always been drawn to sad... Continue Reading →

Why Saying No is so Hard for an Enneagram Type 2

Why is saying no so dang hard? I'll give you the short answer first. According to The Enneagram Institute, Type Twos are defined as being "generous, demonstrative, people-pleasing, and possessive," known for slipping into "doing things for others in order... 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 →

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 →

Faithful Til the Finish Line

Today, we lost a faithful man. Eugene Peterson was a beloved clergy, scholar, and author—two of his most notable contributions being The Message paraphrase and A Long Obedience in the Same Direction. This piece was originally published on Bailey Gillespie's website,... Continue Reading →

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