Today is my baby sister’s sixteenth birthday. Happy birthday, Alissa! I can’t believe you’re sixteen. It seems like yesterday you were six and a head shorter than me. Now you’re sixteen and nearly a head taller. Honestly, I think life begins at sixteen. It’s the year that what you’re currently doing starts affecting your future.… Continue reading 12 Tips for a New 16-Year-Old
Today, nineteen years have passed since you departed for your journey. I was so small when you left. Even so, sometimes it still feels like yesterday. Mom recorded practically my every move I made when I little, so it’s hard for me to decipher what’s a legit memory and what’s something I’ve seen on tape.… Continue reading Dear Daddy
Why? Why? Why? I asked myself this question at least a dozen times after putting down A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks. I’d figured out the ending very early on in the book, so my reaction was unrelated to shock factor. I haven’t seen the movie, but there were very prominent clues of foreshadowing… Continue reading Book Review: A Walk to Remember
“I just want a damn tablet!” the seventy-something-year-old woman told the salesperson at Best Buy while I was browsing through the computer and tablet section. My first thought: “Good for her!” We frequently assume that older folks aren’t interested in learning how to use technology, and many of them aren’t. My grandmother was very set… Continue reading Generations of Technology… Forever Changing
I found this poem on my portable hard drive in a file with documents from high school. It was dated November 9, 2009, which would have been the first semester of my senior year. I don’t remember the exact assignment, but I do know it’s “Dante” themed. I’m assuming the assignment was something along the… Continue reading Modern Hell
I’ve always been afraid to go places alone. Maybe it’s because I’ve watched too many crime shows. I knew a guy in college who always used to go places alone, and I thought it was strange. Then again, it’s one thing to be a guy alone out in public than a woman alone in public.… Continue reading By Myself
Make sure to give your kitties some extra love today, because it’s Hug Your Cat Day. Sal is spoiled every day.
I stopped blogging for three months. Blogging has always been a challenge for me, to actually sit down and write out my thoughts. Usually, when I do, it’s scattered — a memo in my phone, on Evernote, in a random document. I struggle when it comes to putting my thoughts all in one place, which… Continue reading I lost three months…