The first few days of college have been the most hectic, but also some of the most fun days that I've ever had. I've met so many people, and I've definitely made some new friends. In this post, I'll try to recount them as well as I can. Thursday was the first day. After saying … Continue reading First Days
The title of this post comes from a quote of the poet Emily Dickinson, in her poem of the same name. Ever since I found this quote, it has become my favorite. I try to live my life with this thought in mind. It inspires me to live in the moment.Forever is composed of … Continue reading Forever is composed of Nows
I was sitting in the gate of the airport, reading my book, and sipping on coffee. It was the fourth hour of a twelve hour layaway. I started to worry that she wouldn't make it back to the right terminal. Just as soon as I was about to get up. She appeared, holding her bag … Continue reading Amazing Grace
A work of fiction, although inspired by real thoughts. JM Barrie once wrote, "I am not young enough to know everything." The thought behind this quote had always escaped me. I'd always chocked it up to kids being know-it-alls. That was before I met Michael. It hadn't been a bad day, but it certainly … Continue reading I am not young enough to know everything.
Throughout my life my parents have been my greatest role models. They have both been my greatest teachers, both at home and in the classroom. But since today is Fathers Day, I'm going to focus this post around my dad. I could talk about some of the memories that my dad and I have together, … Continue reading Lessons from my Father
A song to go with this post. We're all selfish people. Now I know that's a very bold statement, but it's true. Our selfishness comes from our inability to imagine others complexly. Now what do I mean by that, you may be asking? When we think of ourselves it's easy to see that we as … Continue reading Stories.
This post is inspired by a discussion I had with someone today about heroes, and what makes a hero, which was inspired by a discussion about Caitlyn Jenner. We can all argue that to be a hero, someone must be courageous, brave, and inspire others to do the same. There is some disagreement in what … Continue reading Heroes.