alumni, Cortina Reflection, Service Reflections, Some Thoughts

What Cortina Was to Me: Invigorating

Three of my four college years were spent living and engaging in the Cortina Community. To say these three years were life changing would not be giving them enough credit. In many ways I am both jealous of and excited for the upcoming freshman class for the having the opportunity to be a part of… Continue reading What Cortina Was to Me: Invigorating

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The Journey Towards Worth

This semester I am doing an internship at Siena/Francis homeless shelter. Currently in my internship I am getting to know the guests and the people in the addiction recovery program. Every Friday morning at 10am there is a community meeting where we celebrate birthdays, sobriety anniversaries, and graduations from the addiction recovery program. Every week… Continue reading The Journey Towards Worth

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Identifying As Human Today

I find myself, on today of all days, to be devoid of any substantial amount of patriotism or any sense of national identity. Sadness and pain in reflection of the people who died eleven years ago I find ample enough, but to say that I connect their loss to any sense of pride in America… Continue reading Identifying As Human Today

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Dismantling Fear

The things that our country experienced on this day 11 years ago were horrifying. I remember leaving my science class in 7th grade so that the teachers could tell us all what happened. I remember getting home to see a tearful mother and neighbors in our basement watching the same film reel over and over.… Continue reading Dismantling Fear

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Tearing Down the Walls to Community

Matthew 19:16-22 A young man approached Jesus and said, "Teacher, what good must I do to gain eternal life?" He answered him, "Why do you ask me about the good? There is only One who is good. If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments." He asked him, "Which ones?" And Jesus replied,… Continue reading Tearing Down the Walls to Community

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"It all turns on affection"

"I will say, from my own belief and experience, that imagination thrives on contact, on tangible connection. For humans to have a responsible relationship to the world, they must imagine their places in it. To have a place, to live and belong in a place, to live from a place without destroying it, we must… Continue reading "It all turns on affection"