When I was young, I didn’t know what cancer was. “What is that thing that people call cancer, mommy,” I would inquire. My mother would explain, “It’s when people are really sick and don’t feel good.” Now that I am approaching eighteen years of age, …

Another viral video sensation has surfaced. In this video, a little boy is asking his mother for a cupcake with the tenacity of a first-year law student. Of course, social networks have exploded with criticism. This critique is aimed at the boy’s parents. People have …

A certain mouse plays the role of every child’s best friend. From his world-renowned chuckle to his iconic oversized ears, Mickey Mouse is known for his harmless fun antics and his advocacy for imagination. Mr. Mouse is also the mascot for the world’s most legendary …

A little girl sits and observes a television screen from a living room couch somewhere. The images the girl sees are useless. She takes in every movement that the female actress on the screen makes. Her twelve-year-old eyes have witnessed a scene that no young …

Twelve Years

April 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

I yearn for the day that I can accept my diploma. I have committed over 12 years of my life to furthering my education. As with any other teenager, I dread waking up in the early morning hours to begin the trek of yet another …

The second he laid eyes on me, the first words my dad uttered were, “This is my little princess.” God has granted me a countless number of blessings, but one that prevails above all else is the man I call ‘Daddy’. He always charges for …

Yesterday, we celebrated Presidents Day. For some of you, this may mean a day off of school or work. But, how many of us actually looked back and appreciated the line of leaders that has transpired through the history of our country? This nation would …

Medals are defined not by how fast a lap around a track, how far a ski jump, or how flawless a figure skating routine is. Success doesn’t come out of a rank on the scoreboard. Achievements can be defined only by dedication. By hours and …

The silence is ear-splitting. I struggle to decide if the dots are a figment of my imagination or if they are a tangible apparatus floating before me. In the midst of my sleep, I awake to an overwhelming presence of darkness and an immense lack …

As I walk into a store, a gentleman holds the door open. When I am making my way down the road, I will get a friendly wave from someone driving past. A familiar face greets me at church. Here in the South, hospitality is a …

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