Tag: Tragedy

Heartbreak and history

It was just another Tuesday, and I was just another 15-year-old sophomore in high school. My mind had little regard for anything except girls, sports, what I’d eat for lunch and how I’d get through math class. I didn’t have a cell phone or a driver’s license. I was nowhere near New York City or ...

The old card trick

On the first day of February, 2017, a new game was invented. After I read a coworker’s haiku, I said, “I bet if you give me one word, I can make a poem out of it.” Thus, the game was born. Recently, in what I took to be a challenge, I was given the word ...

Quoteables: Don’t rush the visit

I have been reminded this journey on earth is a short trip a few times in my life.

One hundred words about my recorder

It has contained many stories, and through it their pages come alive with language. It has heard the voices of veterans, who told tales of fighting for freedom. It has replayed soldiers’ shaky tones as they remembered comrades who didn’t come home. It has documented the struggle and strength of a brave boy who refused ...

Two years later (March 1, 2009)

Two years ago today, I was on the way to a routine doctor’s appointment. What met me when I arrived changed me, and my community, forever.