Harry Potter, The Boy Who Inspired

I was a nerd, a geek, a long-legged, wide-smiling munchkin. I had glasses (which I thought were very cute). I loved to read, and I had a very active imagination. All of these characteristics meshed very well with my eccentric fourth grade teacher Ms. Ann Alokolaro. Now, to set the scene, I was in a … Continue reading Harry Potter, The Boy Who Inspired



As I typed the title for this post, it stung a little. Forgiveness and contentment are two things I struggle with and that I have to constantly pray about. Forgiveness is much easier said than done and I think we all know that from experience. But it is not impossible! No matter how deep the … Continue reading Forgiveness

Thanks, Dad

When I was 14, I traveled to Denver for the first time to see the man who is partly responsible for my existence. It had been a few years since I last saw him, I was nervous and I did not know which emotion to pick (out of the many I experienced that day). But … Continue reading Thanks, Dad