home sweet home

It's the age-old interrogative sentence that haunts all of at some point, no matter how physically far away we are from "home." And where is home exactly? Today in social studies, I warned my students that after the lesson they were going to want to leave America and travel the world for the rest of their … Continue reading home sweet home

Why I Run, Part III: the bucketlist

  That weekend at the Taroko Gorge, my roommate wasn't the only one running the half marathon. Our friend Andrew ran it with her. In fact, there were a few people on that trip who wanted to run the race but didn't register in time. Andrew ran it anyway, bandit style. On the train ride back … Continue reading Why I Run, Part III: the bucketlist

CHARGE! into 2015 (Dec/Jan Update)

The holidays have come and gone, book marking the end of yet another year. 2015 is officially upon us. I'm keeping my New Year's Resolutions simple this year, since I want to actually accomplish them: learn how to drive a stick and donate my hair to Locks of Love. It's going to happen - and … Continue reading CHARGE! into 2015 (Dec/Jan Update)

Happy Thanksgiving! (a November update)

"The test of all happiness is gratitude." -G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy "Give thanks in all circumstances." -The Apostle Paul in his first letter to the Thessalonians It's been quite the month...many things have gone as planned, many things have not. Overall, it would be a lie to say that there is shortage of things to be thankful; … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving! (a November update)

A moment of expression

Upon getting back home one afternoon, I found myself in dire need of a moment of thankfulness as well as some creative expression, so I spent an hour making this. The words you will hear are by Walt Whitman which I copied down in my journal a few years ago. I called these words "words of brilliance and inspiration … Continue reading A moment of expression