Thursday, April 30, 2015
In first grade, sweet, innocent and shy 7-year-old me was sitting quietly at my desk, minding my own business. And then I got up to sharpen my pencil, took a few steps and dragged the chair right with me.
Turns out my classmate Robby Jenkins decided to tie the string of my jacket to the leg of the chair before sitting back and watching the embarrassment unfold. It was both genius and horribly...
Monday, April 13, 2015
So it’s 2015; this is the year they went to in the film “Back to the Future.” Remember, with Michael J. Fox and his flying cars? Well, we haven’t quite delivered on that technology but like his car we have confirmed that time flies. And so here we are during these present times knowing 10 years will pass just the same – the question we should answer for ourselves is, what future do we want for...
Thursday, April 9, 2015
In sixth grade, my Catholic mother decided to spice up the Christmas season with an Advent wreath. For those of you who are unfamiliar, it’s a tradition that symbolizes the passage of the four weeks of Advent leading up to Christmas, with an additional candle lit each Sunday of the season.
And yes, I did just pull that explanation from Wikipedia.
Admittedly, I was most intrigued by the color of...
Monday, April 6, 2015
For most of fourth grade, I went to the nurse’s office at least three times a week with a “stomach ache.” The nurse’s remedy for such ailments was a large, chalky green mint that was supposed to settle your stomach.
In reality, I was a chubby 9-year-old who got straight A’s and just wanted an excuse to lie down for half an hour a day, take a break from academia and eat candy.
Looking back, I...