Full disclosure: I haven’t read the Harry Potter books, and I also haven’t seen the last movie. Yes, I’ve seen all the other ones, just not the last one. I don’t care whether you disapprove of this. Don’t even start.

But, I do know that Molly Weasley is an absolute…


I saw something the other day that asked how you know you truly love someone. I wondered. I went back and forth between a few different indicators. And here’s what I’ve settled on: you know you truly love someone when you know their favorite kind of soup.

I know it…


I made scones for the first time last week.

Well, the first time and the second time — I made a preliminary batch on Thursday, just because I wanted them, and then I made another batch on Friday for game night with my friends.

It’s been a week and I…


I’ve spent the last thirty minutes working my way through a package of beef jerky, staring at a blank document, trying to come up with something to write about.

Did anything interesting happen in the last few weeks of my life? Well, yes, but I don’t really want to put…


I think I’m cursed.

When most people say that, they actually mean they’re really clumsy, or they’ve had a string of bad luck in the past few days (dropped their coffee a few times, lost their keys, et cetera).

When I say this, I mean I genuinely believe that I’ve…


One of my roommates carved a pumpkin at her staff meeting last night. It had flowers and some hearts, and even an (electric) candle flickering from the inside. A proper jack-o-lantern, really. After a rough week for all of us, its soft glow on the porch brightened all our spirits.


I found myself grieving this week, though I wasn’t entirely sure why.

Then, I checked the date: September 14th. This was the week I would have flown to London to begin my study abroad program at the University of Oxford.

This probably seems like nothing more than a not-so-subtle flex…


The power went out the other night.

I’m not sure what your list of “places I wouldn’t want to be during a power outage” would look like, dear reader, but the first place on top of my list is a freshman dorm.

Thankfully, I wasn’t in one (but I could…


I have about an equal level of understanding of both the concept of identity and gazpacho.

That level is low, at best.

I went on a picnic with a friend last night, and we spent the better part of two hours talking about those topics. …


I used to be afraid of ovens. Like many college students, I lived off rice, pasta, and scrambled eggs. Occasionally, I would bake chickpeas (if I was feeling really fancy), but I would ask one of my roommates to pull the sheet tray from the oven for me. I’ve never…

Jaime Miller

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