Banned Books In The Riley House

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If you didn’t know, this week is Banned Books Week. Here’s the thing about banned books: It’s super easy to make fun of the book banners and call them closed-minded, or silly, or other not-so-nice names. But I don’t like name-calling, so that’s not what this post is about. This post is about what my […]

Totes Jelly

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First of all, I should tell you school started back last week so I’m a little bit BLAAAAAARRRRRGGGHHHHHHHHHHH because we at Casa Riley are trying to adapt to the new routine, which is essentially nonstop action from 6:00am to 10:00pm. Having said that, tonight I was talking to my friend Sophie about something that kind […]

The Decision To Know

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The past couple years have been weird. I don’t know what it is, but I feel like I’ve known more people who have been blindsided with life-altering events than ever before. Most of these tragedies have centered around death, but some have consisted of job loss, broken families, imprisonment, loss of home… You get the […]