The Day the Earth Stood Still

I never heard Martin Luther King Jr. give his speech on the mall. I can't tell you where I was when John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas. Nor can I recount the story of how I crowded around a television to watch Neil Armstrong take his first steps on the moon. But …

I Needed to Write: One Year Later

I needed to write. The words were always right there, at the front of my mind and on the tip of my tongue. My friends were privy to those thoughts most of the time, but there were things I kept hidden. I needed to write. I've kept journals since the fifth grade. My aunt gave …