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Barrett Goldflies

Barrett is a native Chicagoan and graduate of the University of Chicago (UIC). While attending, he pursued is natural love of history and anthropology, as well as discovered his passion for Jewish culture and the Jewish faith. Currently he works as a cashier at the Mariano's in Jefferson Park while building his writing career in his spare time. Barrett has a passion for writing and the nature world, and enjoys writing, hiking, photography, space and exploring Chicago.

Articles by this Author
Summers That Made Me Stronger photo
Of my challenging childhood, summer memories are the ones I hold most dear
Seeking Out a Jewish Summer photo
There are opportunities to engage in Judaism and celebrate and deepen your Jewishness during the summer -- you just have to find them.
Scott Hollander
Scott Hollander might seem like a pretty savvy, traditional Chicagoan, but he’s actually something of a mold-breaker. In fact, he broke that mold with an axe.
Seeing My Way through the Sea photo
In those times, when we desire to flinch and return to the status quo, it helps to remember the example of Nachshon.
brightest night

 As I journey toward the brighter tomorrow, it seems mainstream media and culture are embracing those feelings that once made me loom over the chasm over oblivion.  


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