There is nothing wrong with learning something new, as we established in the last blog post. Being a learner, in fact, is something all of us should strive to do, as it puts us in an inquisitive, pensive, knowledge-seeking mood. But how does one approach the unfamiliar, the strange or intimidating? How do we let … Continue reading Blog #17: The Unfamiliar
I'm new to so many things. Being new, or a "noob," can be overwhelming; so much information to take in and master, so many people to meet, and so much reading. But it is also an opportunity to learn, grow, and become something new, to add to your personality or identity. After learning how to … Continue reading Blog #16: The Amateur
I've lived with attention deficit disorder since as long as I can remember, and the best way I can describe it is as a persistent mental fog. A sentient haze that floats overhead and infrequently drops into my mind to torment me. But that almost sounds too cliche, as if every other writer with ADD … Continue reading Blog #9: An Attention Deficit
The last bell rings. You watch them pass by, wordlessly, sharing in something more than their cerebral spinal fluid. You envy their silent solidarity.
Sometimes the most challenging part of my day is fitting my thoughts into a shoebox by the closet before I fall asleep. You don’t start thinking until your shoes are on, Ms. Crawford, my sixth-grade gym teacher, would say. She would complain to us when Richie wore flip-flops to class. “Weren’t you in class last … Continue reading Shoebox
F o u r t e e en F4teen How could I f4get 14 what i'd be to see fourteen again -Remember when i was just a misunderstood-teen not a four-teen remember when i called you from my Mom’s cell-phone and said “Hi How are You” really slowly.. i hated myself for it but I was … Continue reading 14
Time is an astronaut and I am its copilot on this Mission to Mars Paid for by student loan sharks, Not loan dolphins GRADUATION Once more dear friends Soon until eternity Caps and gowns await Fragile, like dollar signs and Restaurant tips We’re taking these sacred moments With us into space
Where the days of the week elongate And every hour seems a solar system away Creeping closer every interplanetary minute and Star citizens remind you by the hour how Wandering minds never dream in numbers Get ready for the illusion to reform and Take over your mind while you're writing Away the words you were told … Continue reading Awkward Fridays
Finals week, finals week oh How I love finals week! Presentations, projects galore Essays and exams more! Oh finals, finals, everywhere Stress and anxiety in the air! I enjoy this finals week of course, Now, what could ever be worse?
In the shadowy, dusky realm of illusions and evil known as Hamden, Connecticut I see clockwork paintings lining the walls like Ladders and siding hanging in an architect’s garage, Which is likely somewhere in Hamden, too. The paintings depict and march to abnormal music, Some abomination of black metal and jazz fusion, And I … Continue reading Clockwork Paintings