#70: Will I Become a Coffee Drinker?

This week, a wave of nostalgia struck when I realized that I’m officially halfway done with my college experience. (I’d say that I’m “over the hill,” but fortunately, I go to Ohio University– I’m going to be walking up a hill for the next two years of my life.) I took a mini break from studying […]

The Naughty List

Thirteen Christmases ago while on my seventh annual pilgrimage to see old St. Nick, I went down in history as the worst sibling in, well, the history of siblings. I put my adorably innocent three-year-old brother on the Naughty List. Trust me, I’m aware of how horrible of a person that makes me. I know […]

The Good, the Bad, and the Awkward

Five years ago, convinced that I would spend my entire summer replacing brain cells with chlorinated water and not otherwise engaging in productive activities, my grandma thrust an Amherst Public Library calendar in my hands and insisted that I find an event or two to attend. I glanced down at the list of caricature drawing classes, […]

Old Schooled

Brownhelm Elementary School: Home to the the famous three Rs of education: reading, writing and rusty old railings. (Okay, maybe that’s the four Rs. There’s a reason why I didn’t include arithmetic, after all!) This old school opened its doors in 1889 housed grades 1-12 for over 60 years before the Firelands Local School District […]

Adventures: A Series

I recently came across William H. Danforth’s book I Dare You!— a self-help guide based on the author’s success story, designed to motivate young adults to take charge of their lives and become leaders in society. Although the book was published in 1931, the 85-year-old words of wisdom resonated with me, particularly the author’s stance on seizing the day: “In […]