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.
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.
I proudly reached certain goals that defined the student I wanted to be: made it into the science institute: check, varsity soccer: check, a natio...
Read more Dreams are shaped by ideals and families shape the beliefs we grasp so strongly.
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...
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.