One time a friend needed help affording his study abroad, and I wrote about him here. Now, I’m asking on behalf of one of my sisters’ friends. Her name is Marta, and she is a freshman in college this year. She’s extremely intelligent, passed all of her Advanced Placement exams with flying colors, graduated high … Continue reading Do You Want to Help a Dream Come True?
After we took the two chikadees to college (as seen in the last post), I still had a few days before I had to move to the townhouse in Charlotte with Justin. The boys had the day off of band camp and I had to run errands, so we made a day of it. Before … Continue reading Taking the Chikadees to College: Part Two
Even though Danielle and Kay are starting college this year and Garrett and Griffin are juniors in high school, whenever I take care of them or do anything with them, I still refer to them as “my munchkins” or “the chikadees.” Even though they stopped being five years old a long time ago. Last week … Continue reading Taking the Chikadees to College
There’s this place in Charlotte called Le Kebab Grill that Justin and I used to make fun of all the time because it was a hole-in-the-wall that used three languages in its name. One day we decided to try it, since we made fun of it so often, and it actually ended up being this … Continue reading Of Baba Ganoush and Sunflowers
Sometimes you feel like you can conquer the world. Even if “conquering the world” means successfully overthrowing an oppressive regime and successfully advocating and acquiring innovative infrastructure. Kidding. Guys, I’m 21. Let’s be real. The paragraph above roughly translates from “21-year-old-wannabe-revolutionary” to “language everyone else speaks” into: I just wanted a slide. In my 21-year-old-ignorance … Continue reading Sliding Into a Humbling Experience
This past Monday I attended a meeting at UNC Charlotte for the reveal of the building plans for the new Levine Scholars/Honors College office space and dorm rooms. It’ll be an awesome facility and something that the university would benefit from. I was invited to come from the Honors Program and, not one to miss … Continue reading Turned Down For…. What?
“It is both a blessing and a curse to feel everything so very deeply.” I’ve been wanting to write this blog post for a while, but I needed a day or two to see the response from the world before responding myself. The responses have varied. Most people are surprised, and very many genuinely upset. … Continue reading Remembering Robin Williams