Hautian Heroes: Running the Relay

I met Rachel Romas…well, I can’t exactly remember when. Five, six years ago? Maybe longer. Time tends to get wibbly-wobbly when you get close to people. It was at a Relay event in Greencastle, I know that much. I distinctly recall my Dad telling me how impressed with Rachel he was because she worked tirelessly. […]

For Rachel

Don’t cry at my grave Don’t shed a tear My body you couldn’t save My soul moves on, no fear   In life I did my best Through ups and downs I passed my test With joyful sound   And now I leave you With colors of my life Rainbows in morning dew Don’t think on […]

It Might Be A Soft J

Sharing work with another person, in person, is nerve wracking. I hated sharing papers in college. Professors I could handle disappointing, but my friends? Ugh. On the other hand that was “scholarly” work. Being critical of someone’s ability to cite sources is very different from critiquing someone else’s imagination.

Lost in Semantics

I’ve gotten carried away in exchanges with strangers before, and almost instantly regretted it. Not because I think it’s wrong to stand up for things like facts. I got upset with myself because I let people get under my skin. It’s a disservice to myself, to begin with. But it’s also an insult to civil […]