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Taboo: “a social or religious custom prohibiting discussion of a particular practice or forbidding association with a particular person, place, or thing.” My version of taboo: something that seriously freaks people out, causing them to avoid it at all costs, and even going so far as to shame the people who do talk about it, hoping that the shame will ...

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Silent Eruption


It was a Friday night in small town in Indiana. For some people, that meant getting off school, going home, only to watch TV and go to bed late. We, Eastbrook football players, are not some people. That night, we went to battle. Being prepared would be an understatement. We were physically and mentally ready to play. The day started ...

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A Word


I spoke a word, just one Into the still night air The word I spoke bloomed And took a shape so fair That tears swelled in my eyes To see the beauty there I spoke another word Whispered like a child’s prayer Strung on with another Until a strand wove tight An unending ribbon Full of power and light Power ...

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The Salt and the Penny


Retaining vivid memories has never been one of my strong suits. Childhood events brimming with gut-wrenching laughter and bright smiles are shadowed right alongside memories best kept in the dark. But somehow, despite my brain’s strange desire to erase my past, there is one memory inexplicably burned into the back of my retinas. Twelve years ago, my family vacationed down ...

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The House upon the Hill


If you listen to my song you’ll hear a tale not told before… of a Viking lad, his mighty ship, and the lass that he adored. My tale begins on the far outskirts of a little harbor village. The frost had thawed and all the ships had gone away to pillage. He stood alone upon the cliff, as the waves ...

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Detection and Prevention of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis Infection in Dairy Cattle: A Review

Abstract Johne’s disease, a chronic enteric infection of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis, is estimated to be present in over 90% of dairy cattle herds around the United States. No cure is known for the disease. Infection typically occurs during calfhood. Several management strategies have been shown to minimize the spread of disease. The first strategy is to remove the calf ...

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The House that Sutpen Built


Considered one of the greatest novels of all time, William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! focuses on the story of Thomas Sutpen and his dream of establishing a new Southern plantation dynasty. His desire fails to last due to several crises within the Sutpen family and the entire South. The piece provides a sharp critique of Southern society, utilizing an intricate structure ...

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sea storm

Grey-cold clouds float. Turbulent waters crash about. Lightning flashes across the sea. Thunder crackles. A lone seabird folds its wings gracefully and makes a deft dive deep down for dinner. It returns to the surface with nothing, then dives again for another try. Salt crusted eyes peer over the sleepless sea, watching the bird dive, never resting always diving. Coarsely ...

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Mausoleum Mess


For some strange reason, for as long as I can remember I have been keenly fascinated with older grave yards. Something about reading headstones and imagining the life of the person bellow based on their name, birthday and death day is oddly fun. Even more so, doing this at night is thrilling and chilling and satisfies my morbid curiosity. The ...

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