Paranoia “Will Destroy Ya”

Originally published in the Pine County Courier May 4, 2017. Emilee Franklin Paranoia “Will Destroy Ya” I have experienced the crazy, unacceptable cultural phenomenon a lot this past year; life without a cell phone. From August to February, I resided in China, teaching English. While there, I needed to purchase a phone that would work […]

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My Story

Originally posted in the Pine County Courier April 27, 2017 Emilee Franklin My Story It has been over 730 days, or two years since the night that changed my life changed forever. Since that time I have dealt with anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and physical symptoms related to my assault of having […]

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Threat to National Security?

Emilee Franklin- Originally Posted in the Pine County Courier April 13, 2017 Threat to National Security? While traveling home this late December from China to Minnesota I experienced something that I imagine hasn’t happened to most people, but may be increasingly happening as security measures at airports tighten. I experienced the sheer thrill of being […]

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month WINDOW helps local victims

Originally published in the Pine County Courier April 13, 2017. Emilee Franklin April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month WINDOW helps local victims Every 98 seconds another American is sexually assaulted. In Pine County this past year, WINDOW, a local organization, has served 23 women, two men, and nine children in sexual assault situations. They also […]

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Proud Puppy Parent

Proud Puppy Parent – Originally posted in the Pine County Courier 3/30/17 Emilee Franklin Two puppies is a lot different than one. With one, you only have to chase after one, train one, feed one, step in one amount of dog poop, with two they can be often found running off in opposite directions with […]

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It’s Paddy not Patty

It’s Paddy not Patty- Originally Published in the Pine County Courier March 23, 2016 Emilee Franklin (Disclaimer: I do not claim to be an expert on Ireland, or St. Patrick’s Day, I would love to share traditions I have experienced spending two St. Patrick’s Days in Ireland.)   No leprechauns, rainbows, pots of gold, or […]

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