8. Look at the bright side even if you’re looking at a night sky.

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Photo by Aziz Acharki on Unsplash

I turned 20 years old on September 26th and while reading through articles on Medium it made me think of how much I’ve done and learned in 20 years. The last 20 years have flown by as it feels like just yesterday I was starting high school or even middle school. I am currently in college and working and I feel like I have found myself but also still exploring this crazy world we live in. 2020 has taught me so many things about myself and life in general that I wouldn’t have figured out for years if the Covid-19…


What’s the point if it’s going to melt?

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Photo by Adam Chang on Unsplash

The country has seen a lot of snow in the past month. As an adult, having a “snow day” surely doesn’t mean what it once did as a kid. Add a pandemic, where the world continues to move regardless of snow, rain, or sun….unless you lose your Wifi.

Here’s a glass “half empty” approach toward snow, especially as an adult.

If you live in any part of the United States above Georgia you have probably seen or endured a couple of snowfalls in your life. However, if you live in the northern part of the country and in my case…


Just hours before this couple celebrated their wedding anniversary.

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Sandra and Jon Garner / Photo by CBS News

Introduction

Sandra and Jon Garner were a madly in love married couple from Maypearl, Texas. Sandra was 13 years older than Jon and this would be her third marriage and his first. Sandra also brought two children to the marriage.

On January 2nd, 2018, Jon was murdered and the town of Maypearl was never the same.

The Murder

On January 2nd, Sandra Garner called the local police department and told them her husband was shot. The police rushed to their house and found a panic-stricken Sandra walking aimlessly around the house. She showed the police her husband’s body and claimed an intruder killed…


$2,560 was the reason a woman was tortured and capacitated.

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Fan Man-Yee / Photo by ATI

Introduction

Fan Man-Yee had a very rough life in Hong Kong, China. She was abandoned by her family at a very young age and grew up in an all-girls orphanage. Due to this trauma, she dabbled in drugs and eventually became addicted to them. By the time she became an adult, she realized she had bills to pay, grow up and live an adult life. She turned to prostitution to help pay bills. …


A reunion with his brother, TJ Watt, in Pittsburgh, is not on the list.

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JJ Watt / Photo by Kevin Jairaj @ USA Today Sports

The Houston professional sports exodus across multiple sports teams continues, as notable players like Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, DeAndre Hopkins, and George Springer have all left the Houston area. Unless you’ve lived in a bubble for the past few months (which in today’s world is quite possible) then you know all about the “Deshaun Watson saga”. Yea, that Deshaun Watson, star quarterback, National Champion at Clemson, 3x Pro Bowler before the age of 25, and an all-around great guy. He, like the already mentioned Houston sports superstars, wants out! The organization holds the cards at the moment and…


SHORT READ

Was it an accident or the planned murder of her abusive boyfriend?

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Mary Katherine Hidgon & Steven Freeman / Photo by CBS News

Introduction

Mary Katherine Higdon and Steven Freeman were high school sweethearts from Griffin, Georgia. They lived together and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities typical of living in the country. This all changed on the night of August 1st, 2018.

The Crime

911 dispatchers got a call from Mary saying, “she accidentally shot her boyfriend”. The police rushed to the scene and found a Glock 42 and Steven laying on the ground bleeding. Steven was still alive and breathing but they realized they had to get him to a hospital immediately. Police began asking Mary questions while first responders did their best…


This case also dealt with police officers taking photos of the dead body and sharing it with the community.

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Amanda Plasse was a young woman trying to live her best life. She had an entire life in front of her and it was stolen from her and her family. And to add “insult to injury”, the individuals responsible for finding Amanda’s killer disrespected and failed her, failed the memory of her life, and embarrassed themselves.

Amanda was a 20-year-old woman from Chicopee, Massachusetts that worked as a waitress at the local Friendly’s restaurant and loved it. She was described as “positive and bubbly”. Many of the restaurant's regulars requested to sit in her section. …


A fake Ph.D., cheating scandals, and suicide were all involved in this case.

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Michelle & Martin MacNeill / Photo by ABC News

Michelle and Martin MacNeill were married for 30 years and appeared to be your average married couple. Michelle worked as a homemaker and a model while Martin was a doctor. Michelle and Martin met at a young adult event at their church and instantly fell in love. They eloped and were married in 1978.

Four months later, Martin would be arrested for fraud, forgery, and theft. Martin was able to turn his life around by earning a Ph.D. and working as a physician before being promoted to a Medical Director role. …


“Grow through what you go through.”

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Photo by olia danilevich from Pexels

Let’s just get it out of the way, 2020 was absolutely terrible. It felt like we were in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire dome where the clock strikes a new hour and a new terror emerges. Over a million people lost their lives in 2020 and we are all hoping that 2021 brings new life to us all. I had to find different things to get me through quarantine and quotes were one of those things. I absolutely love quotes and can spend hours reading quotes. …

Dylan Deckard

Chillin with Dylan Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chillin-with-dylan/id1527920678 Instagram: dylan_deckard_

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