Just ask the people who attended the premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s , a performance infamous for sparking a riot, reducing the proud composer to tears.Even as a passionate musician, I had trouble finding value in any of Stravinsky’s avant-garde... In fact, I never sought to obtain employment myself.
In Long Beach, every day was a struggle for survival.
By the age of nine, I had witnessed the death of my mother and one of my best friends g...
After being seated at three large white round tables with folding white chairs, the real Clam Bake began.
We attacked the buffet tables, buttered our lobsters, and still had room for dessert. Read more As soon as I walked out of the salon, though, I received looks of ridicule and sneering from passing strangers, the first showings of mockery that I soon learned to endure alongside jeers like: “When did you fall into a pit of radioactive goo? Read more While looking through my stacks of pictures, I realize how important the memories in my all-school photos are to me.
Most children acquire the same eye color or a similar shaped nose from their parents, but I’ve inherited much more: a passion for learning and an insatiable curiosity which has served me well throughout my academic career.
My father, an electrical engineer, taught me to explore the world with inquis...While initially a position as a laborer seemed appealing to a junior in high sc... Since age 12, I have coded and designed websites -- for my school, the local community, and as a personal hobby and pastime.In fact, I started my own Internet business in 2004 and was hired as a webmaster by Intel Corporation this past summer. Read more Mirrors exist to show our outer appearance but nothing beyond that.Only our actions, words, and ideas could possibly represent the personal qualities that matter. Since age 12, I have coded and designed websites -- for my school, the local community, and as a personal hobby and pastime.The true worth of a person is revealed in those glimpses of light in the midst of adversity and darkness. In fact, I started my own Internet business in 2004 and was hired as a webmaster by Intel Corporation this past summer. Read more I wended my way through the first through fourth grades mostly without speaking.She never hides her anger, her glee, or her fierce, well-deserved ...Read more “—ington, party of thirty, your tables are ready,” announced the hostess.Someday I want to save and change lives through a medical career.Because my family has taught me that change can be positive and radical in altering lives, I hope to hold that ability someday. Read more Violent staccatos of the jackhammer coupled with rhythmic pounding of nails and muffled obscenities comprise the symphony of the construction site that has been my father’s accompaniment more than half of his life.My presentations during that time went in two parts: a stilted “My name is ---,” then some sort of pantomime.So I was surprised when I got a part in the class play, notwithstanding that everybody got a part. Read more I'm a fifth generation Californian who's picked up a few of the habits of the region, among them surfing and computer programming. Having a foot in both worlds gives me a sense of balance and perspective.