Duerme con los Angeles
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
All summer, I waited apprehensively for the letter. Through the hot days in June and sticky days in July, I ran out to the mailbox and returned empty-handed and disappointed. After what felt... (more)
My Chair of Perseverance
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
~Franklin D. Roosevelt
Outwardly, I joined in the crazy giggles that marked the moments I spent with my girlfriends. We blurted out expectations of college life and teased each other about the guys we’d meet. But... (more)
Learning to Pay Our Way
When on the brink of complete discouragement, success is discerning that... the line between failure and success is so fine that often a single extra effort is all that is needed to bring victory out of defeat.
It was in our junior year that my brother Larry and I... (more)
A Place to Call Home
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
I didn’t quite know what to expect the first time I drove down to St. Vincent’s. I had volunteered on a whim when I decided to stay behind in Baltimore for the summer following... (more)
Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.
“At this time, we ask that parents and students separate into two groups for the remainder of the day. Parents and students will be reunited at the conclusion of the campus tour.... (more)