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Amanda Blackman’s Dark Place

Lost in the Woods If I sat down to talk to freshman year Amanda, I don’t know what I’d tell her. You’re going to change your major twice, change one of them to your minor, get a dream internship and love it, then decide to

Amanda Blackman’s Dark Place

Alone In my younger and more vulnerable years I gave myself some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. By that I mean my freshman year when I was still an English major, I said something while studying for all of

Amanda Blackman’s Dark Place

Like most of us, the new forever-at-home vibe to life has changed my sleeping schedule. For some people I know (aka my husband), bedtimes are getting pushed way back. Some people I know of are even becoming fully nocturnal. Their bedtime hovers around 7am, and

Amanda Blackman’s Dark Place

The New (Not) Normal Since about last August, I’ve been watching season five of Love Island. The season is 50 episodes long, and each episode is at least an hour. It’s taken me seven months to watch the season. But I am proud to report

Amanda Blackman’s Dark Place

An open letter to my neighbor Dear resident of unit 402, You don’t know me, but I feel like I certainly gotten to know you while we’ve all been spending more time at home. Maybe not directly, but I do know what I can hear

Amanda Blackman’s Dark Place

Ghost adventures Do you believe in ghosts? My best friend does, my husband doesn’t, and I’m in the middle. But that’s not what matters here. What matters is that husband took my friend and I on a once in a lifetime trip to one of

Amanda Blackman’s Dark Place

Just processing Well, here we are. I thought my column this week would be my final printed column, which I would treat accordingly and make it special. It was going to be something beautiful about something great and then conclude in the most perfect way.

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Amanda Blackman’s Dark Place

On Confidence Last week, I had a conversation with a homeless man. By “a conversation,” I mean a random man with a sketchbook approached my friends and I and started talking and drawing us. And by “a homeless man,” I mean a self-proclaimed former Disney

AMANDA BLACKMAN’S DARK PLACE

Feelings of failing Last week, I took the practice LSAT for the very first time. The resource I’m using to study projected me to get a 152 on this first go. (LSAT crash course: scores range from 120 to 180 with the average being a

Amanda Blackman’s Dark Place

  Coming clean My husband and I had a conversation in which I released a burden I didn’t even know I carried. Since I told him then, I need to get something off my chest to you, my dear reader. Here it goes: I don’t