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Jeff Ricks
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"I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me!"
"I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me!"

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Mortality is among the many concepts with which my relationship has changed dramatically in the past few years. A Mormon tends to be cultivated to treat their mortal life as a tiny step in their journey to the stars. It’s no surprise, then, that having…

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In far too many ways we let others derail our ability to express our self. I am often trapped by trying to be something that I perceive is required, desired, or even lightly implied to be sought by others. It is crisply refreshing when I wake up to this…

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Pride, to me, was once a word wrought with dichotomy. It was at once a statement of sincere admiration for things like achievement, status, and quality—it was also a representation of a character trait that was odious and wrong.   Now? It has so much…

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My fingers never get more torn up than when I wind or unwind vacuum cords.   Today’s lesson… slow down when dealing with vacuum cords.   This is important.    

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  …is hard to spell right on the first go. I can be full of vinegar if I want to be. I remember once being awoken early some Saturday morning to do a favor for my aunt. In the car ride over with her and my mom, I was full of sarcastic one liners. I was […]

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I’m turning 30 today. I still don’t really know anything. Let me tell you about some of the many things I don’t know: Who I am. I recently took a Myers Briggs test to see what my Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is after all these years… and I assumed I’d get…

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Turns out, being gay in a heteronormative culture is difficult. I spent years fretting over what the right course of action would be and how I would ever bring this ideal course of action about. The few voices I heeded for advice were telling me my…

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Older people are so cool. Really, I’ve learned now that this could read: Other people are so cool. Being the youngest in a family of seven, my early years quickly taught me to look to the example of older people. My kidlet brain just thought, “They know…
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