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Nobody can hear a scream in the vacuum of space, or so they say. But I know they’re wrong. ***** I was born on this ship almost 18 years ago. My parents were born on it, too. And their parents. Only Mom’s grandparents remembered the planet Earth, and they died last year. They told me intricate stories about deep, blue oceans, purple mountains that seemed to touch the sky, and lush forests inhabited by the strangest creatures. There was something called “snow” that was as white as my boots, and lightning that lit up the sky like electricity, whatever that is.
I Love My Small Screen Fathers
Shortly before Father’s Day, I started thinking about all the great times my father and I had. Some of the stories were awkward and embarrassing; some of them were sweet and full of love. No matter how they are characterized, they are still wonderful stories.
- Runner-Up in Mother's Day Confessions Challenge
Dear Mom, I Don't Regret ItRunner-Up in Mother's Day Confessions Challenge
Dear Mom, I have a confession: One of your most terrifying days was one of my happiest, and I don’t regret it at all. I am sorry for the fear and pain I caused. Looking at it as an adult, I can’t imagine what I would feel like if my child went missing for hours. The police. The AMBER alert. The wasted time and tax dollars. The fear and stress that I caused my family. Even muddying up your new car.
My Death, Decisions, & Dithering
Prologue I have a warped relationship with time. When I was 29 years old, I was diagnosed with a rare sleep disorder. The sleep specialist assured me that my chances of having it were low; in fact, I think he was more surprised by the diagnosis than I was. It’s most common in males over 65, and it's rare even then.
- Runner-Up in We Have a Dream Challenge
Teaching the Other SideRunner-Up in We Have a Dream Challenge
Part 1: Last Year I teach middle school and junior high English, and I am fortunate enough to be able to create my own curriculum. I try to focus on what students will need in the future, and that includes a look at diverse perspectives.
When I was very young, I loved to visit the zoo. I admired the laziness of the hanging sloths, the gentle stroll of the massive cats, and the natural beauty of the rainbow lorikeets. I loved the constant noises and excitement. I yearned to be a part of it.
How "Lucifer" was (Surprisingly) One of the Most Ethnically-Diverse Shows in Modern Television
At first sight, Lucifer appears to be a fairly White show, with only Amenadiel and Maze standing out with their darker complexions. But the show is more diverse than you might think, especially once we get to meet more of God’s children.