Poetry

April 13, 2017

I sat on one of many boulders that felt as out of place as I did. Creating a squiggle to which I see no end. Intertwined and constructed by the current with other boulders, that all have their own reason to be where they were. Walking down the stream of rocks, occasion...

April 8, 2017

I was born in rural Vermont, and I grew up on a farm.  One of my most significant childhood memories growing up in Vermont was "Frog Pond" out in the field next to the barn.  It was a symbol of time for me, my own childhood clock, ticking the seasons away.  As a young...

February 20, 2017

I always dreaded the long autobahn drive to my Omi’s house. Two hours cramped up in the backseat of my parent’s car with nothing to do was the bane of little kid me’s existence. I couldn’t look out the window and daydream, because when you’re going 130 kilometers, ever...

February 20, 2017

To define open mindedness as simply the basis of being receptive to the world is to oversimplify this virtue. Open mindedness is dedication to inquiry, logic and thought. This three-pronged buttress, upon which all reason lies, is essential to human interaction and the...

February 20, 2017

A rechad er Belau sel le bo er a chei, sel luut el mera beluu eng diak el dil lomdasu er tir.

In Palau, “when someone goes fishing, they bring back fish for the whole community rather than just for themselves.” They are generous and like taking care of eachother, no mat...

February 20, 2017

It’s hard to commit to living at a school for up to four years under most circumstances, but imagine the leap of faith it would require if you had never seen your own campus before the day you moved in. HPA has 200 students living on their campus, most of them coming f...

February 20, 2017

It’s hard to underestimate the complexity involved in any activity as simple as grabbing a pencil. This basic activity alone requires the coordination of hundreds of thousands of neurons to receive and fire their own signals, each at a specific times and certain points...

February 20, 2017

My “one true home” is not what you would expect. There are no beautiful flowers to gaze at or an overstuffed, silk upholstered chair for me to fall into after a long day. There is not a soft bed or a warm bath waiting for me. No hot meal is displayed on a shiny, dining...

February 20, 2017

Dawn breaks briskly, dew drips off the leaves and other campers slumber cozily in their sleeping bags, zipped in a maze of multi-colored tents scattered across the sparkling grass as we hardcore divers yank on our wetsuits and head out to sea. The pitch black road twis...

February 20, 2017

I remember hiking up Laelae on the first day back from school when I asked Bruce Kim what he had done over the summer. With a big smile, he explained that he went to math program: eight hours of math a day for six weeks. Bruce is one of the most passionate people I kno...

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