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You Are the Fire
Aug 8, 2015

You Are the Fire

reflections on my 25th year
It's 2:06 a.m. on my twenty-fifth birthday and I am working. I'm sitting at my wooden World Market desk with a personal fan whirring at my feet because August in Dallas feels like the Devil... Full Post
Just 'cause it's Wednesday
Jul 8, 2015

Just 'cause it's Wednesday

for my mother
To my Mother on this Wednesday afternoon: I've heard it time and time again. It's repeated in movies and novels, by strangers and friends; it's so often heard that it seems it's almost expected... Full Post
Undergrad-uation
May 14, 2015

Undergrad-uation

Emily, University of Dallas Class of 2015
When Emily began her Freshman year of college four years ago at the University of Dallas, it was obvious this day would come. But, Sunday? Really? How did that even happen? It's another of those... Full Post
Ode to My Father
May 5, 2015

Ode to My Father

a letter on your birthday
Hey Dad - It was exactly three years ago today that we began this adventure.  I can hear you ask now: "Well which one, Cass?" We've had many, I know, so I'll narrow it down. I think it was... Full Post
Significant
Mar 26, 2015

Significant

Perspective from the NOLA Airport Shooting
Co-written by Emily & Cassie Madden Friday, March 20 7:52 pm I sat on the floor of Tabitha's house just south of Seattle, WA, joining her in cooing her five-month-old miracle. It was a... Full Post