Five Minute Friday: She Grew

Five Minute Friday: She Grew

She used to not take naps in preschool. She got her name put on the board for talking in kindergarten. She didn’t want to miss anything. Slowing down was for the night. But she didn’t like to talk with strangers. She was afraid of the unfamiliar, of leaving comfort...
September 11: thoughts and a poem

September 11: thoughts and a poem

Senior year began the Tuesday before everything changed. Both of my brothers had already left for college. I heard the news about 9:30 in the morning. Environmental science class was ending and the word of what was happening in New York City slowly spread through my...
Five Minute Friday: The Power of a Song

Five Minute Friday: The Power of a Song

A song is a powerful creation of words and music. But it goes beyond simply being a product of creation. Any one song can transport me back in time to a specific place filled with certain people I love to remember. When I listen to a song, especially one attached to a...

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