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From Boston Strong to Vegas Strong

*this piece originally appeared on Thought Catalog  (* I am a Bostonian. Born and raised, I proudly bleed Boston through and through. I live and die by the Sox, Pats, Celtics, and Bruins. February 2002 was a defining moment in my life, as was October 2004. Before these historical days in our city’s history, I… Continue reading From Boston Strong to Vegas Strong

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Just One More Moment

What I wouldn't give to go back to that Friday April afternoon. If I only knew then what I know now, I would've spent the all afternoon with you. If I had only known that would be the last birthday I was to celebrated with you, I never would've left your side. If only I… Continue reading Just One More Moment

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When Will Enough be Enough?

I grew up in a suburb about 20 minutes South of Boston. Though a large city, my neighborhood was an insulated one that felt like a small town within the city. My friend's and I lived, played, worked, and attended Church all in about a three-mile radius, if that. Everyone knew everyone; we all worked… Continue reading When Will Enough be Enough?

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How Late is Too Late?

So busy with her everyday, she'd get to it later, It was just a phone call; not that big of a deal, She told herself. So she went about her day: Working Carpooling Cleaning Cooking Helping with Homework and Going through the ritualistic bedtime routine. When she finally sat down to make the call she… Continue reading How Late is Too Late?

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Five years ago today I drunkenly and selfishly sat in shock and denial. I couldn't function, had no motivation to try to function, and was as close to giving up as I've ever been. The next few days were all a blur. All I really remember is the soul crushing, almost numbing pain I felt… Continue reading Remembering