Canisius, my home forever more

 "Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. The hardest thing we will ever do is leave home. To leave the comfort of the place we have known for so long, a place that we have grown and created ourselves, is not … Continue reading Canisius, my home forever more

Goodbye, OLSH…Until Next Time

Wednesday's announcement of Catholic school closings meant that my former elementary school, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, would be closing next year. I never would have thought that OLSH would close its doors.  At one point it had nearly 800 students walking its halls, with fire drills having lines of three down the stairs. … Continue reading Goodbye, OLSH…Until Next Time

5 years later…

In my very first class of college, the professor started with an ice breaker for everyone to get to know each another.  The question was, "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" My answer revolved around being a teacher, and hopefully, out of school with a job.  That was it. I didn't think of … Continue reading 5 years later…

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

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

Fall in Love, Stay in Love and It Will Decide Everything

Well, the time has come. This will be my last “Gorc Meets World” column in The Griffin newspaper, a place I have called home for four years. This column has been a surprising blessing for me. A blessing that has not only helped me with my own self-reflection, but one that has allowed me to … Continue reading Fall in Love, Stay in Love and It Will Decide Everything