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Cresco Doloro

I took this memoir writing class this past semester and had the opportunity to do a “graphic memoir” about a part of my life. I enjoy laughing at my own drawings because they look like they were done by a 12 year old. 17 more words


I was thrown out of Melbourne’s signature university at the end of 1976, having accumulated an impressive collection of ‘F’ grades. That’s not ‘F for Fail’ – though it certainly is well below the plimsoll line of the good ship Pass Mark – but the F at the end of the series A – B – C – D – E – F. 942 more words


Gift of Christmas #5: José Feliciano's "Feliz Navidad"

So you are sitting frustrated in traffic where there is little evidence of the season’s “goodwill to men” when the radio channel begins playing, “Feliz Navidad” by Jose Feliciano. 193 more words


Number 7: Night Rain

Night Rain

Whelmed low, settle me night sky.
One drop, another drop; cold rain
over the holds of thought.
They fall, they merge, dispelling
sympathy as well as fear. 753 more words


Hahlen's Cruise Memory

One of my earliest childhood memories occurred when I was about 5. One of my grandmas decided to have a family reunion. Somehow it was then decided that it would be a carnival cruise in the Caribbean Sea. 188 more words

7th Grade

One Day in Kindergarten, by Cora

One day in Kindergarten, we had just come in from recess and someone noticed a queer smell. Everyone paused briefly to try to sniff out where the scent was coming from. 151 more words

Literature Circle

Anja's Memory

One hot and dry day, three years ago, in July. My family and I were in the middle of a wonderful trip to Europe. We decided to visit a lake that was quite a popular tourist destination, probably because of its beautiful scenery and clear water. 180 more words

7th Grade