The Future Certainties

The unknown is perhaps the scariest element of our lives and how prepare for the future.  But I have come to experience that sometimes the certainties of the future can be the hardest to grapple with. Knowing exactly the things that await you can sometimes be even more difficult than dealing with the unknown.  Sure, … Continue reading The Future Certainties

What’s Left Behind

"For college seniors there should be a week of being allowed to cry. Just break down and cry because you are scared and don't know what's next." -Bill Cosby Ain’t that the truth. But in all seriousness, college brings with it the last time we as human beings have a timetable for when things will … Continue reading What’s Left Behind

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