Standing up to Bullies or No Cockroaches Here, Thanks or Happy Easter!

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Am I a Navy SEAL Yet? (And other questions from this side of Hell Week)

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Why Jichaan is Mad at Me

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Growing Flowers with Jichaan

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Pulling Weeds by Hand and Muttering to My Tomatoes

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px ‘Helvetica Neue’; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px ‘Helvetica Neue’; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 12.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} But first, so it turns out it isn’t going to be easy to apply for my masters degree.  (I know…I was surprised too) Continue reading “Pulling Weeds by Hand and Muttering to My Tomatoes”