Lose a loved one – gain respect for another

  It’s 9:02 p.m. on Oct. 18. I’m baking chocolate chip banana muffins for my journalism class, my mom’s cleaning the kitchen and my dad’s watching a documentary about the Obamas. Then the phone rings, and the room goes completely silent. Continue reading


Happiness is relative

After traveling to third world countries and seeing first-hand the devastating living conditions of countless families, I could not imagine anyone being happy with so little. Continue reading