One particular picture, from ninth grade, is especially significant not because I like to look at what my classmates or teachers l...
Read more It’s never easy to appreciate something unconventional.
Read more At the corner of each eye lie little crinkle lines, tip-offs to her mood: they might be laughing, or exhausted, or some days furious and fed up with people.
If she’s worried about her own affairs she tries to hide it, but rarely can.
While initially a position as a laborer seemed appealing to a junior in high sc... Since age 12, I have coded and designed websites -- for my school, the local community, and as a personal hobby and pastime.
In fact, I started my own Internet business in 2004 and was hired as a webmaster by Intel Corporation this past summer. Read more Mirrors exist to show our outer appearance but nothing beyond that.
Read more Looking back at freshman year, my life was like a cityscape, busy and vibrant.
I was just another young soul eager to meet life’s challenges.
Read more Each weekend, I teach karate to kids ages 3-12.
As I show the "Little Ninjas" how to position their hands to do a clean shoulder roll, or I help the "Young Tigers" break down a tricky section of the Two-Man Bo Staff form, any frustration or tiredness I might have felt before ente... Suddenly you discover that simple black ink is green and shades of blue and a fragile pink edge. Read more"Place yourself in the middle of the stream of power and wisdom which animates all whom it floats, and you are without effort impelled to truth, to right and a perfect contentment." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Spiritual Laws As a transcendentalist, Emerson found inspiration in places where "the str...