the more chapters the better

What good would a book be if it was nothing by one big, long chapter? My answer: I wouldn't want to read something that wouldn't have that much excitement to it. I wouldn't want to read anything with a lack of progression. I wouldn't want to read anything that seemed to stay in the same … Continue reading the more chapters the better

finding the metaphors in life

I love reading and writing. For that reason alone I decided to become an English major and explore the many complexities of literature. But what I find even cooler than discovering the hidden metaphors in the pages of a great book is the metaphors I find right in front of me on a day-to-day basis. … Continue reading finding the metaphors in life

let go of the stupid

If there are two sad truths to life I have learned they are (1) that we don't truly understands what matters in life until something terrible happens and (2) that we tend to exaggerate our problems in life. Nothing has shown me the importance of family like losing a pivotal member, just like nothing has … Continue reading let go of the stupid

Give your life a little adventure

Last weekend I had a blast hiking with friends at Zoar Valley. The adventure was just what I needed to let loose and have some fun and see some breathtaking views along the way. The best part about the hike was that it broke my streak of doing nothing with my summer. Finally I got … Continue reading Give your life a little adventure

An Appreciation for Empty Seats

August 24, 2009. It was my first day of classes at Canisius College and my second class of the day was Advanced Introduction to French in Old Main at 10 a.m.  I picked a seat at the back table closest to the door, but making sure to put an empty seat in between me and … Continue reading An Appreciation for Empty Seats

i’m pretty lucky after all

Our jobs give us more than just money to make ends meet. They give us perspective on where we are in reaching our dreams.  We all start off going to college finding what it is that we want to be when we grow up.  Some of us find out that answer, others need a little … Continue reading i’m pretty lucky after all