She never hides her anger, her glee, or her fierce, well-deserved ...
Read more “—ington, party of thirty, your tables are ready,” announced the hostess.
Read more Each weekend, I teach karate to kids ages 3-12.
As I show the "Little Ninjas" how to position their hands to do a clean shoulder roll, or I help the "Young Tigers" break down a tricky section of the Two-Man Bo Staff form, any frustration or tiredness I might have felt before ente... Suddenly you discover that simple black ink is green and shades of blue and a fragile pink edge. Read more"Place yourself in the middle of the stream of power and wisdom which animates all whom it floats, and you are without effort impelled to truth, to right and a perfect contentment." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Spiritual Laws As a transcendentalist, Emerson found inspiration in places where "the str...
It began casually and soon blossomed into an obsession – I would refuse repeated calls for dinner, intent on figuring out the placement of a room or object.
I remember trying to virtually remodel our apartment when my brother looked ov...
After being seated at three large white round tables with folding white chairs, the real Clam Bake began.
We attacked the buffet tables, buttered our lobsters, and still had room for dessert. Read more As soon as I walked out of the salon, though, I received looks of ridicule and sneering from passing strangers, the first showings of mockery that I soon learned to endure alongside jeers like: “When did you fall into a pit of radioactive goo? Read more While looking through my stacks of pictures, I realize how important the memories in my all-school photos are to me.
Only our actions, words, and ideas could possibly represent the personal qualities that matter. Since age 12, I have coded and designed websites -- for my school, the local community, and as a personal hobby and pastime.
The true worth of a person is revealed in those glimpses of light in the midst of adversity and darkness. In fact, I started my own Internet business in 2004 and was hired as a webmaster by Intel Corporation this past summer. Read more I wended my way through the first through fourth grades mostly without speaking.