the plans they made put an end to you

I could write a book about how I feel about death. I did in fact write an essay about it when I was in high school. An essay that apparently was so compelling that my teachers kept it for future examples. I don’t really remember what I wrote, something about how death is a significant … Continue reading

Why I love the Olympics…and other things I’ve been planning to write about

The Olympics is, by far, my most favorite thing. I have literally been covered with goosebumps since the opening ceremonies last Friday. I think the excitement hits me when I see the parade of nations. It has something to do with the wide eyed wonder that covers the faces of the parading athletes. As I … Continue reading

shame

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/brene_brown_listening_to_shame.html   watch this.

who deserves to recover

http://www.good.is/post/let-the-right-ones-in/ I recently read this article in Good. I’m trying to collect information about the impacts of national disasters as a part of my Irene Recovery internship this summer. I’m also just  a nerd that reads a lot of things. Anywho, I stumbled across this article on the recovery efforts in New Orleans. In case … Continue reading

you can change the world?

J.K. Rowling at Harvard Woke up this morning in the mood for some inspiration and thought I would start off with a TED talk. Somehow, I came across this gem from J. K. Rowling. One line stuck with me, although most of it was good. She commented on the privilege of being an American. She … Continue reading