In Step with Jamie Lynn

Beginnings

By: Jamie Lynn Ryan   Birthdays are beginnings. This is a sentiment I have always held particularly close to my heart, if for no other reason than it allows for the momentary illusion of a fresh start, at least for one day. What evolves beyond that point in time is anyone’s guess of
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Metamorphosis

By: Jamie Lynn Ryan   “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” ~ Maya Angelou   We all have a path, a journey we take through life. Some are relatively direct, with few bumps and curves along the way; others prove […]
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Inspiration 101

By: Jamie Lynn Ryan I recently had the opportunity to speak to a small group of high school students with an interest in writing during a one-week digital journalism camp held at Hofstra University. Not quite sure what to expect, I brought samples of our newspaper and magazine, along with a brief bio of myself, […]
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Counting Chickens

by: Jamie Lynn Ryan “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” ~ John Lennon If there is one thing we have all learned throughout our lives, it is that there are only so many aspects within our control; and even those few are questionable, at best. We can go through […]