Bright Places

Wander the world. Make it lovely. Leave something behind.

When I moved into my new apartment this past summer, the first thing my roommates and I decided was that we definitely needed some...

“Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.” — Isaac Newton I am a southern girl at heart. I was raised...

Dear High School Me, You're going to be okay. I promise. I know that no one has really told you that, but it's true. You...

Most houses are composed of variations of the same basic shapes: rectangles and squares. Are there any houses that don’t fit this mold near...

Martin Luther King, Jr. day has a special place in my heart for many reasons.  My mother was among the first teachers integrated in...

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When I was in third grade, I lived in Maryland, where I was one of the only white girls in my elementary school.  For...

Beings and things are not sacred enough to me. May I never sully anything even though I be utterly transformed into mud. To sully...

There you are, just a girl in want of a respectable grown-up life, five weeks shy of eighteen, thinking college maybe, a nice boy,...

If a record store could be a second home, it would be mine. It has been one of my favorite places to visit in...

I’m not exactly what you’d call a “people person.” I don’t like hugs, group outings, work parties, or bonfires. But of all the social...