On that day, I promised you my Love, that you will always reside within the depths of my soul, right where you belong. Twenty eight years later, nothing has changed.
You pleaded for me to breathe love into you,
Every time you pressed your lips onto mineRead more "Stolen Kisses"
She was filled with sunshine and spirit,
With a nose freckled pink—Read more "Aurora"
Engulfed by a heavy heart filled with wounds,
He longs to be free from compunction and despair.
His past causes him anguish and fearRead more "Guiding Light"
They fire flames of fury at her,
Say her transitioning is wrong
As if there’s only one way to live,Read more "Teddy"
Dear Volunteer Veteran, Thank you for being a model of a humble, altruistic volunteer to our group and the others involved with Appalachia Service Project (ASP). Before our encounter, I had never met anyone so invested in helping a cause;Read more "Letter to a Volunteer Veteran"
My wise fifth-grade teacher once demonstrated to the class the importance of treating others with respect by using just a single piece of paper with a stick figure drawn on it. During the presentation, he stood at the center of the room and stated that the drawing represented a person being bullied, as he crumpled the […]Read more "A Broken Vase: The Detrimental Effects of Bullying"
It all started with an essay that would cause me to choose English as my major in college. There was a regional “Education Essay Contest” when I was in ninth grade, but my lack of confidence was so palpable that I almost chose not to enter. Thankfully my admiration for my teacher trumped my doubts […]Read more "Something Shifted: A Transformational Essay"