writing

essays

THEIR OWN PATH: Why you should support your child’s dreams

THEIR OWN PATH: Why you should support your child’s dreams

How many parents want their children to be doctors, or lawyers, or world-renowned scientists? Probably every parent. They want...
August 15, 2015 × 0 comments

fiction

GROWING HOPE: A tale of hope during the Great Depression

GROWING HOPE: A tale of hope during the Great Depression

“Brigid, sweet, let’s go,” my mother yelled from the front room. “It’s time to visit your maimeó!” “No, Mamaí,”...
August 14, 2015 × 0 comments

fiction

DREAMING IN THE OAK TREE: A  story about appreciating the little things in life

DREAMING IN THE OAK TREE: A story about appreciating the little things in life

In his mind, Brian O’Shea was not a farmer’s son. In his mind, he didn’t live on the prairie with his three raggedy siblings,...
August 9, 2015 × 0 comments

poetry

POEMS BY Tihana Skoric: Underwater, Good Morrow

POEMS BY Tihana Skoric: Underwater, Good Morrow

Underwater As dangerous skies turn from grey to black, I see the seas burgeoning ahead. I built my castle walls on shallow graves And...
August 8, 2015 × 0 comments

writing

THE GIFT OF WRITING: To be a good writer, you have to be giving

THE GIFT OF WRITING: To be a good writer, you have to be giving

“Compassion is a verb.” – Thich Nhat Hanh I teach writing. My community college students cannot escape my class—or...
July 31, 2015 × 4 comments

fiction

A WARNING: Story by Tihana Skoric

A WARNING: Story by Tihana Skoric

The last stubborn layers of snow melted away from the warm spring sun and carried away the black ash that had frozen on the river...
July 21, 2015 × 0 comments

poetry

POEM BY SUMOORA EL-AMMOURA: Sometimes I cry

POEM BY SUMOORA EL-AMMOURA: Sometimes I cry

Sometimes I cry Sometimes I cry but I don’t know why pushing my feelings deeper inside until there they no longer reside. My...
July 15, 2015 × 0 comments

essays

MEANING OF BEAUTY: Developing a healthy concept of beauty

MEANING OF BEAUTY: Developing a healthy concept of beauty

I was hesitant to write on the topic of beauty because I’m still in the middle of the work and many unpleasant experiences...
July 10, 2015 × 0 comments

quotations

QUOTES ABOUT EDUCATION: Some of the top quotations on education, school and learning

QUOTES ABOUT EDUCATION: Some of the top quotations on education, school and learning

The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions. – Mandell Creighton If...
July 4, 2015 × 0 comments