For generations, freshmen cadets at the United States Military Academy have marked the end of a grueling summer of training with a huge nighttime pillow fight that is billed as a harmless way to blow off steam and build class spirit. 925 more words
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Inspired by my late friend, Tracy Chappell, I ask the boys the same twenty questions each year around their birthdays. It’s a fun tradition (they now ask, “when do we answer those questions?” and insist I included pauses and “ums”!) and I love comparing how their responses change (or don’t!) year over year. 547 more words
Whenever I see a piece of ceramic I remember my earlier years in the village I grew up.
As children we were surrounded by mugs, plates, different recipients for cooking, jars, bowls, recipients for wine and even recipients for pickles, all made out of ceramic. 278 more words
People use the phrase “outside the box” so often, that it has become a cliche and is deviating from its initial intent. Outside the box originally meant to think or do something creatively and differently as opposed to the traditional way. 228 more words