The Golden Standard

Dear Bentley, I’ll never forget the day you came home for the first time. You were in a kennel; Bogan warily circled around the boxy object in the middle of our tiny kitchen. When you were let out, Boggie and you wagged tails and each got a sniff of each other. I was in highContinue reading “The Golden Standard”


I was only 10 years old when 9/11 happened. It started just like any other day: I got up, ate breakfast, and went to my elementary school. But when I got to my classroom, something was noticeably different: the TV was on. Something terrible was happening, something I didn’t quite fully grasp, but knew itContinue reading “9/11”

Les Miserables

“Another Story Must Begin” This is one of my favorite plays. I’ve memorized all the songs, and know the story quite well. But one thing was missing: I hadn’t read the famous book yet. A year ago now, I embarked on what was to be an epic journey: reading the translated English version of LesContinue reading “Les Miserables”