Fellowship Essay

(I got rejected, but I love this essay) I decided to become a doctor because I want to defend the right of every soul that crosses my path to live healthily and happily. When I was honest with my abilities, interests and achievements at that pivotal moment in my life when I chose this profession, medicine made …

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Threatened Independence – Conversation with an Elderly Veteran

Right now, I’m here.  I don’t want to go down.  Like down, a hole in the ground, in a grave.  I’m almost 90. Most people my age are vegetables.  But I do alright by myself.  I do what I want, go where I want, take care of myself and I have my own finances, no romance, …

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Haiti Reflection Paper: Familiarly Unfamiliar

We were picked up from Port-au-Prince without much delay or hassle.  Shortly after landing, going through customs and the baggage claim, and alternating between bathroom breaks and watching each other’s luggage, we were ushered out of the airport into the parking lot.  The Haitian men who would be driving us in helped us load our …

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To the Wonder

I know that, by society's definition, I'm an adult now.  I've been trying to figure out what that means for the past few years. I've discovered it can mean a lot of things. It means being responsible.  it means being sensible.  Good lessons to learn. But often, it means settling. Which means accepting mediocrity.  On some …

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What’s Love (got to do with it, got to do with it)?

*** Old post from an old blog (http://londonboundgirl.blogspot.com/2011/01/whats-love-got-to-do-with-it-got-to-do.html)... But what I've written about before always seems relevant...*** I've gotten into pretty heated arguments about what exactly love is. One of my friends, who insists he has loved, seems to only recount me stories of the unrequieted kind: the enthusiasm and affection that he has for …

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