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Friendship

Friendship, Music, Personal Essays

Calluses

By Mel Johnston “What’s that?” she asks, pointing her small finger to the red, crusty mark extending from my thumb to my index finger. It’s a burn; sustained from a silly mishap a few days prior, caused by a knucklehead who’s often in a rush and seldom wears oven mitts. Since she’s a four-year-old, I don’t tell her that it’s a burn, and I don’t tell her about my unsafe cooking methods either. I just tell her it’s a booboo, and that I’ll be just fine. And very soon, too. Promise.

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Culture, Friendship, Words

An Ode to Carrie: Vol. 1

The idea for The Donut Shop stemmed from this notion that we, as young working adults, felt uninspired and practically slammed with the seemingly constant monotony and stress of finding a fulfilling work/life balance. We wanted to create a space online where we felt like we were gaining brain cells, not losing them. After numerous late night text convos…

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