Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Darkness

As my writing and my poetry were showing, I was slipping into a deep pit of utter despair. My mind was painfully confused about who I was and where I was going. My solid standby, my intelligence and my grades … Continue reading

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Always keeping record

I feel like my whole life I have kept a record. I have written my thoughts and my feelings and it’s a trip to read it all over again in sequential order. I was so very sad and lonely. It … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Disability: Pay for the Change That You Want to See in the World

Originally posted on Matan Koch's Blog:
From those studying the medicinal benefits of centipede venom to those researching the existence of life bearing extrasolar moons, scientists have turned to crowdfunding for issues which have captured the popular imagination but…

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To the Other Side – More Freshman Year

When I was a Freshman at UB, I was going to class one day along the Spine. There was a Black girl walking in front of me and I remember she had an Afro. I admired her so much for … Continue reading

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Minority Academic Achievement Program

The MAAP program at UB was a program for minorities with high school averages over 92 and SAT scores over 1000.  Some of us were also Empire State Minority Scholarship winners.  Regardless, being part of the program as included a … Continue reading

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End of high school/ beginning of college poetry

I am often astounded at the sheer volume of poetry that I have written over the course of my life. And even if it sucks, the prodigious amount is noteworthy! The good thing is that I don’t think it sucks. … Continue reading

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My Faults and Weaknesses

For most people, it’s easier to look at others and point the finger of blame than it is to be introspective and look at the faults within themselves.  Writing this story forces me to look inside myself at every phase … Continue reading

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Song lyrics

I think that every kid of the 80’s can relate to listening to the radio with the tape recorder next to it waiting for your favorite song to come on so you could tape it and learn the lyrics. Aside … Continue reading

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One last look at my childhood in Rushford

This is the house I grew up in on top of West Centerville Road. About 3 miles outside of town. This was what the house looked like after I left. When I lived there, it was a bit smaller and … Continue reading

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Break on Through- Freshman Year of College

SUNY Buffalo was a really different place from anything I had ever know before. First of all, it was huge. There were over 30,000 students there. My freshman PSych 101 class was bigger than my entire school. When I got … Continue reading

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