Essays

Hey there, it’s Jon.

I spend a lot of time obsessing on a lot of things. Along the way, I’m documenting what I learn and sharing it with you. I hope it’s entertaining. Below, you’ll find all my essays. If you’d like to receive each in a newsletter, subscribe here. You can see all my posts here.

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  • A Fall In Five Scenes

    Curtis watched as the fall happened in slow motion, her name erupting from his lips without even realizing it. No matter how fast he tried to move, he knew it was too late. Despite a running leap, Kaye hadn’t fully made it across a five-foot gorge. Before Curtis’s eyes, the woman he had come to love as life itself was falling back from the edge of a cliff 20 feet down…

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  • Courage In Black & White

    This is an edited excerpt from my mater’s thesis, originally published by Baylor Line Magazine in Fall 2019 How a student editor challenged segregation on the front page of the Lariat Ella Wall Prichard’s voice has a high pitch. Her gait is the stride of a woman with a purpose. She is always smiling, always … Continue reading Courage In Black & White

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  • Cherry Bombs & Peaceful Prayers

    Originally published by Baylor Line Magazine in Spring 2019 What It Meant to Protest the Vietnam War at Baylor It was January 1967 – 22 years since Ho Chi Minh’s August Revolution. American boots had officially been on the ground in Vietnam for 12 years. The governmental and societal structures of the war-torn, southeast Asian … Continue reading Cherry Bombs & Peaceful Prayers

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