Tag: college

"The Road Home": At the top of my game with 4 voice recitals in 4 weeks in college (ChicagoNow's Morning Blogapalooz-Hour: Volume I)

"The Road Home": At the top of my game with 4 voice recitals in 4 weeks in college (ChicagoNow's Morning Blogapalooz-Hour: Volume I)
It’s April 2013 and I’m sitting at a desk, my body sagging under a mountain of fatigue. My voice is tired, by body aches, and my head feels like seventy earthworms are fighting each other to nest inside my cerebellum. The past few weeks were filled with preparation, which included learning music, memorizing words, working... Read more »

Big Brother meets Carrie: A short musing on our American Education System

Big Brother meets Carrie: A short musing on our American Education System
It’s been a few years since I stopped my formal education. In that time, I have had ample minutes to reflect on the various stages of schooling I was put to. My Preschool through Eighth Grade experience was not a typical one, as I attended the same Lutheran School for that time. It was a... Read more »

The Three Pillars of a Brilliant Teacher: A Theory from an Avid Learner

The Three Pillars of a Brilliant Teacher: A Theory from an Avid Learner
A few weeks ago, this video was released of a teacher in Georgia willingly and maliciously kneeing a special needs student while we stood in a doorway she was trying to enter. Since the video went viral, the teacher has resigned and been arrested for assault, very rightly so. This blog isn’t about this heinous... Read more »
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The Difficulty of Transition: Navigating the Creases of Life

The Difficulty of Transition: Navigating the Creases of Life
In my life, I have always prided myself on being an excellent observer. As a writer, composer and thinker, I constantly have my eyes open, examining the subtle intricacies that life presents on a silver platter. I have seen magnificent beauty and terrible strife, but each has its place in the fabric of our existence.... Read more »