We Need to be Needed

Every semester in my English class, I teach my students about the importance of knowing what they believe in. We begin the semester with a paper called “This I Believe.” If you don’t know what this is, you must learn. It’s an awesome radio broadcast where everyday people send in an essay to NPR expressing one of their beliefs. NPR then records the chosen person reading his or her essay. It’s really cool actually. So my students each write their own, but not before hearing a few samples....more

Fudge for my Grandfather

 This morning my papa left this world and my heart is very heavy. And although I am an aspiring writer, I feel incapable crafting of any appropriate, non-cliche words to dedicate to him. As an aspiring chef, I dug into my memories and created this fudge....more