Suddenly it’s September. It’s still too hot to be outside for long and the days aren’t too short yet, though it’s darker and darker in the mornings as I drive to work. Labor Day weekend has passed, but there is still time to plan beach adventures and sunburn by the pool. Suddenly it’s September.It was … Continue reading Suddenly, it’s September.
Four years ago, a tragic event occurred that changed many of my childhood friends’ lives. We lost one of our own – Kelly was killed by a drunk driver a day after his nineteenth birthday. His father and two brothers were also killed. I can never imagine the suffering that Kelly’s family still bears – … Continue reading The Worthy People I Have Known
Birthdays aren’t only for the one being celebrated. Though birthdays normally involve toasts and cute cards with heartwarming notes, and fill the one celebrating with love and gratefulness…birthdays are also for their friends, for their family, for their loved ones and the ones celebrating them. I have several summer birthdays in my life – dear … Continue reading Summer Birthdays
There are those who inhabit the night and those who don’t. Some make their way home by midnight and curl up together within the lights and confines of a familiar, comfortable place. For others, midnight passes and they inhabit the wee hours of the morning – the hours when many places are closed and the … Continue reading Nightwalkers.
I wish I could be an undergraduate forever – not because I want to sleep in late and avoid paying taxes or living as a functional adult. I want to be an undergrad because I miss it. I miss being surrounded by people my own age constantly – people with diverse backgrounds and ideals and … Continue reading Professional Undergraduate
I never thought of myself as an educator. Of the past 23 years, I have been an official student for at least 17 of them. I love sitting in class, I love reading, I love documentaries and weird Discover Channel shows and TedxTalks. In college, I adored being a student. I listened to my professors … Continue reading Educator? Student?
Today I reached 1,000 hours towards my AmeriCorps requirement of 1700 hours over the course of my term of service. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service’s website, "Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 800,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1 billion hours in service across America." I have earned … Continue reading 1000 Hours.