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...