It’s NaNoWriMo, which means I’m one of the overly confident people who plan to write an entire novel in one month. But the weather has cooled, there’s Dutch Apple Cake in the oven, and I have a few things I want to say before I go back to said novel. As part of my undergraduate […]Read More 5 Things You Won’t Hear in a Courtroom
An eleven-year-old girl named Helen Greiner watched the movie “Star Wars” and decided she’d like to invent a robot that cleaned, much like C-3PO. Now we have a little marvel called Roomba (and many similar vacuums) that will removed the dust and crumbs from our floor at the touch of a button. In the show […]Read More Looking for an Easier Life?
If you look at the headlines, it appears that America is literally at war with each other. I understand that the media thinks they need to sensationalize everything to sell papers, but everything is not about politics and people are honestly more concerned about their family than the evils of Washington DC. I had the […]Read More Life In The United States
The Excerpt: Rita palmed the sweat out of her eyes and pushed her wheelchair down the court as fast as she could. Her teammate passed the basketball, and she lined up for the shot. Easy, breezy, she told herself. I’ve made this one a thousand times. Crash! The chair hit hers and Rita let the […]Read More No Second Place–an excerpt and the story behind the story
I once met a man named David with Cerebral Palsy. His mom had been the whole world to him. She carried him everywhere, fed him and loved him. One day, David’s mom died, and he became a bitter, angry person for several years. Not only did he want to die, but he decided that God […]Read More Learning To Walk
Many people watch their favorite events as the Summer Olympics unfolds. What you may not know, is that after the regular games, there are elite athletes who compete in the Paralympic games. They are every bit the creme de la creme of athletes, but they have disabilities. For example, the blind swimmers have an auditory […]Read More You May Not Know This About the Olympics
Middle school teachers are a rare breed. We enjoy adolescents. We want to teach children who are at the most confusing and significant point in their childhood. We also are fiercely competitive though many of us have never won any awards for athletic greatness. This past weekend my school fielded two softball teams in a […]Read More Take One For the Team