LowellWriter profile image82

L A Walsh (LowellWriter)

Joined 13 years ago from Lowell, MA Last activity 6 days ago

  • 219
    Articles
  • 227
    Followers
  • 125
    Following
  • 0

    The Paths

    6 days ago

    A short story inspired by a time my mind wandered while I was staying at the hospital with my best friend.

  • 0

    Ode to a Butterfly

    13 days ago

    An essay inspired by seeing a butterfly and the loss of my best friend.

  • 0

    Hannah at the Beach

    3 weeks ago

    A short story about an impromptu mother daughter trip to the beach on a rainy day.

  • 0

    I Was Nikki's Caregiver

    3 weeks ago

    An article about my time as my deceased best friend's caregiver.

  • In Review: Date Night
    4

    In Review: Date Night

    2 weeks ago

    Have you been waiting for the right movie to take your significant other to? Could a comedy about a date night gone wrong be that movie? What if Steve Carell and Tina Fey starred in this movie? If my questions piqued your interest then I think you...

  • In Review: How to Train Your Dragon
    4

    In Review: How to Train Your Dragon

    2 weeks ago

    This past Wednesday, I had the good fortune of seeing How to Train Your Dragon in an empty theater. It should be noted that it was a late showing and on a night when few people normally venture out to see a movie and therefore has nothing to do with...

  • In Review: The Last Song
    0

    In Review: The Last Song

    2 weeks ago

    Are you a fan of Miley Cyrus? Can Nicholas Sparks do no wrong in your eyes? Do you enjoy movies that use every tactic known to movie makers in an attempt to make you cry? If you answered in the positive to any or all of the above questions then...

  • Gift Ideas for People You Feel Obligated to Give To
    3

    Gift Ideas for People You Feel Obligated to Give To

    2 weeks ago

    I went to college with a girl who always purchased presents for people who, in her opinion, could be valuable to her in the future. This same girl was notorious for giving belated birthday presents to her family and friends or forgetting them...

  • In Review: Alice In Wonderland
    0

    In Review: Alice In Wonderland

    2 weeks ago

    Do you have fond memories of reading Alice In Wonderland as a child and are curious as to how Lewis Carroll’s quirky characters are depicted in the latest film adaptation? Are you a fan of Tim Burton’s movies and would gladly go to see anything...

  • In Review: Shutter Island
    1

    In Review: Shutter Island

    2 weeks ago

    Do you enjoy movie mysteries that are set in mental hospitals? Are you from Massachusetts and are curious as to what the old Medfield State Hospital (and other area locations) looks like on film? Is Leonardo DiCaprio your favorite actor and you’d...

  • In Review: The Wolfman
    0

    In Review: The Wolfman

    2 weeks ago

    Do you enjoy horror movies? Are you a fan of Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt or one of the many other stars who pop in to pay the wolf a visit? Could it be that you’re curious as to what computer animators have done to the 1941...

  • Kids In Cuffs
    2

    Kids In Cuffs

    2 weeks ago

    I read an article on CNN.com Thursday afternoon and have not been able to get it off of my mind. Earlier this month, a twelve year old girl from Forest Hills, New York was arrested (and later released without penalty) for doodling on her desk. The...

  • In Review: Dear John
    0

    In Review: Dear John

    2 weeks ago

    Are you a fan of Nicolas Sparks and his tearjerker novels? Did you enjoy Amanda Seyfried’s performance in Mama Mia and are interested in seeing more of her work? Could you be looking for the right movie to take your date to? If you answered in the...

  • 7

    Analysis of Charlotte Bronte's "On the Death of Anne Bronte"

    2 weeks ago

    Read the text of Charlotte Bronte's poem about the death of her sister, as well as an analysis.

  • A Closer Look At Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
    0

    A Closer Look At Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

    2 weeks ago

    Are you looking for a family-friendly movie to take your children to that you will also enjoy? Did you grow up watching the Alvin and the Chipmunks cartoon? Could it be that you saw the first movie and what to know if the squeal…I mean the...

  • In Review: It's Complicated
    0

    In Review: It's Complicated

    2 weeks ago

    Do you enjoy comedies that just happen to be romantic? Are you a fan of Meryl Streep and would see her in anything? Could you use some help coming to terms with your divorce? If you answered “yes” to any or all of these questions than chances...

  • Nine In Review
    0

    Nine In Review

    2 weeks ago

    Does the idea of seeing a movie musical intrigue you? Have you seen a stage production of Nine and are curious about how much it has changed now that it’s in movie form? Are you simply a fan of one of the many actors (Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion...

  • My Review of The Princess and the Frog
    0

    My Review of The Princess and the Frog

    2 weeks ago

    Are you a fan of anything Disney? Might you be bewitched by the beauty and history of New Orleans? Does Randy Newman’s music make you tap your feet? Did you grow up being told the story of the Frog Prince and would enjoy hearing a new take on it?...

  • Everybody's Fine In Review
    0

    Everybody's Fine In Review

    2 weeks ago

    Are you a fan of Robert De Niro’s work? Do you enjoy movies that are considered “tearjerkers”? Would you figuratively walk through fire for your siblings? If so, Everybody’s Fine might just be the movie for you. Based on the Giuseppe...

  • 1

    A Closer Look at Anna Akhmatova's I Don't Know If You're Alive or Dead

    2 weeks ago

    I don't know if you're alive or dead. Can you on earth be sought, Or only when the sunsets fade Be mourned serenely in my thought? All is for you: the daily prayer, The sleepless heat at night, And of my verses, the white Flock, and of my...

  • Reflecting On This Is It
    3

    Reflecting On This Is It

    2 weeks ago

    Whether he cares to admit to it or not, at the age of nine, my middle brother wanted to be Michael Jackson. Like so many others, he tried to master the moonwalk. He enjoyed randomly bursting out into high-pitch singing. In fact, there is a video of...

  • Yes! I So Scared You!
    2

    Yes! I So Scared You!

    2 weeks ago

    I need to be honest with you about something. All my life, I’ve enjoyed scaring people. You may be tempted now to write me off as a bully. I don’t blame you. Still, you need to know that it’s not a daily or weekly occurrence. Now that you know...

  • Visiting St. Trinian's School For Bad Girls
    2

    Visiting St. Trinian's School For Bad Girls

    2 weeks ago

    Are you a fan of British comedies? Do you believe Rupert Everett to be a versatile actor and have always wondered what he’d look like in drag? Is your sense of humor a little off? If you answered yes to these questions than I know the movie for...

  • The Haircut
    0

    The Haircut

    2 weeks ago

    It was an unusually warm New England day in the month of September when our twenty-something protagonist decided to get her hair cut. She had lost many hours debating the effects that such a common event would have on the people she loved. You see,...

  • Surrogates In Review
    2

    Surrogates In Review

    2 weeks ago

    Have you ever gone to a movie and wondered what was wrong with you? You see your fellow moviegoers getting into the plot, reacting to every twist and turn that the writer seemed to write just for them. Even your date that, until now, you believed...

  • Questions For A Wise Driver
    0

    Questions For A Wise Driver

    2 weeks ago

    Not until I got behind the wheel again did I remember how therapeutic driving can be. Unless you’re driving a bus load of people or a single talkative soul, even the shortest drive can be just enough time to check back in with yourself. When I’m...

  • 10

    The Donkey And Self-Worth

    12 years ago

    When fishes flew and forests walked And figs grew upon thorn, Some moment when the moon was blood Then surely I was born; With monstrous head and sickening cry And ears like errant wings, The devil's walking parody On all four-footed things....

  • How to Resist Urges to Buy Useless Products
    6

    How to Resist Urges to Buy Useless Products

    2 weeks ago

    Though it makes me a disgrace to the shopaholics in my family, I have never been a fan of window shopping or of browsing in general. I do my best to stay away from stores and only travel with a beloved shopaholic if I know for sure that they are too...

  • Fame and Infamy Are Only a Step Away From Each Other
    2

    Fame and Infamy Are Only a Step Away From Each Other

    2 weeks ago

    Fame is like a river that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid. -Francis Bacon- We have all had a moment when we debated whether or not to seek fame. From an early age, we see performers and politicians...

  • Exploring District 9
    6

    Exploring District 9

    2 weeks ago

    Do you enjoy movies about aliens? Is one of your secret fears that you may one day contract a virus that will turn you into an alien and you’d like to get some tips on how to cope with that? Are you a fan of Peter Jackson’s and are up for...

  • The Time Traveler's Wife In Review
    2

    The Time Traveler's Wife In Review

    2 weeks ago

    Are you a sappy romantic who enjoyed The Notebook? Do you dream of traveling through time? Could you be in need of a good cry? If so The Time Traveler’s Wife is the movie for you. Based on the novel of the same name by Audrey Niffenegger...

  • Love Is Ageless
    4

    Love Is Ageless

    2 weeks ago

    All too often in our society we set standards and rules that seem to be outdated or come from a place of fear or misinformation. Having learned such things during a time of early development, we deny ourselves true happiness because we are too...

  • Julie & Julia In Review
    2

    Julie & Julia In Review

    2 weeks ago

    Have you ever watched a movie and found yourself wishing that it wouldn’t end? Julie & Julia is one those movies. If you’re a sucker for romance, even if you disliked Julia Child, this movie is sure to please you. Directed and written by Nora...

  • Orphan In Review
    6

    Orphan In Review

    2 weeks ago

    Had I not been overcome with boredom on the same night that one of my local movie theaters was having a bargain night, I most likely would’ve never seen the movie Orphan. Yet, bored I was and $4.75 the tickets were and so I went to see it. In...

  • You Are So Sexy
    4

    You Are So Sexy

    2 weeks ago

    The word “sexy” is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as being both “sexually suggestive or stimulating” and “generally attractive or interesting.” The fact that the “go to” book of definitions can define such a small word in...

  • Don't Let The Loser Win!
    3

    Don't Let The Loser Win!

    2 weeks ago

    To hate fatigues. -Jean Rostand- Throughout our lives we encounter people who purposely push the wrong buttons. Too insecure and scared to live a peaceful life, they call you out on your flaws and make your life hell. They steal things from you...

  • The End of Innocence and My Little One
    14

    The End of Innocence and My Little One

    2 weeks ago

    My little one whose tongue is dumb, whose fingers cannot hold to things, who is so mercilessly young, he leaps upon the instant things, I hold him not. Indeed, who could? He runs into the burning wood. Follow, follow if you can! He will come...

  • Don't Speed!
    2

    Don't Speed!

    2 weeks ago

    When you spend too much time as a passenger in a car, you don’t realize how much people speed. Recently, I decided to literally blow the dust off of my car and take a drive. I was amazed at how many people passed by me going well over the speed...

  • Observations From Dining at a Chinese Restaurant
    6

    Observations From Dining at a Chinese Restaurant

    2 weeks ago

    We all have a restaurant that we go to only when we’re in a particular area. It’s got okay food. However, the food just isn’t good enough to inspire one to drive out of their way to get to it. This having been said, I went to my version of...

  • There's Something to Be Learned From a Gay German
    2

    There's Something to Be Learned From a Gay German

    2 weeks ago

    Let me begin by saying that I’ve lost count of the number of times that my sense of humor has embarrassed me. I’m the type of person who loves to make people laugh and rarely minces words when it comes to describing something for comedic effect....

  • Is the Proposal for You?
    2

    Is the Proposal for You?

    2 weeks ago

    Are you a fan of romantic comedies? Do you find Sandra Bullock to be both talented and enchanting, but wish she’d play a character with more edge? Have you ever wondered what Betty White would look like in Native American garb? If you answered yes...

  • I Love You, Rain!
    6

    I Love You, Rain!

    2 weeks ago

    I believe that we take the rain for granted. For many people, a rainy day means canceled plans, horrible traffic and damp clothes. Lucky for me, I come from a family who loves the rain. To the people who hate the rain (and even for the people like...

  • I'm Breaking Up With You
    6

    I'm Breaking Up With You

    2 weeks ago

    The hottest love has the coldest end. -Socrates- Try as you might, you just can’t seem to make your relationship work. Though you never wanted to do this, you’ve decided that the only solution is to break things off. You’ve decided to sit...

  • Should I Give Her Lingerie?
    0

    Should I Give Her Lingerie?

    2 weeks ago

    I’m the type of person who buys gifts for people without hesitation. I see something amazing that reminds me of someone I know and I buy it to either give it to them immediately or to save it for a special occasion. Though I realize it’s not...

  • Taking A Risk
    0

    Taking A Risk

    2 weeks ago

    Love makes mutes of those who habitually speak most fluently. -Madeleine de Scudery- Day after day you keep putting off telling them. Every time you see them, you promise yourself that you’ll finally take the plunge. You’ll open your mouth...

  • Celebrating America
    4

    Celebrating America

    2 weeks ago

    There is a New America every morning when we wake up. It is upon us whether we will it or not. -Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.- As you may already know (or will soon find out), I am an American citizen. I was born in Lowell (It’s a small city...

  • Where Will You Be Dining Tonight?
    0

    Where Will You Be Dining Tonight?

    2 weeks ago

    So, you’re on a family road trip and you’re starving. Your gps informs you that if you get off of the highway at the next exit, you’ll have your choice of several restaurants. As you pull off of the highway, you see a bunch of chains and one...

  • Will We Have Sun Tomorrow?
    2

    Will We Have Sun Tomorrow?

    2 weeks ago

    By far, the Weather Channel is the most underrated channel on network and cable television. Without this channel, the world would be a far more chaotic place. While you may disagree, here are ten reasons why I believe this to be true. What Will...

  • My Morning At Bernie & Ester's
    0

    My Morning At Bernie & Ester's

    2 weeks ago

    Have you ever woken up after a long night of partying to discover that you’re not in the right house? No, you probably never have. Yeah, you’re probably one of those “early to bed early to rise” folks who shoos away people like me. ...

  • Christina Rossetti & a Need to Be Honest
    2

    Christina Rossetti & a Need to Be Honest

    2 weeks ago

    I tell my secret? No indeed, not I: Perhaps some day, who knows? But not today; it froze, and blows and snows, And you're too curious: fie! You want to hear it? well: Only, my secret's mine, and I won't tell. Or, after all, perhaps there's none:...

  • Stuck in a Jam?
    0

    Stuck in a Jam?

    2 weeks ago

    If you’re like me, you hate the summer. You hate it not because of the weather (Even when you’re suffering from heat stroke and are burnt to a crisp, the weather still gets a thumbs up.). You hate it not because of the mosquitoes (Who needs...

  • So Long, Mr. McMahon!
    2

    So Long, Mr. McMahon!

    2 weeks ago

    It makes me sad that Ed McMahon died yesterday. Though I had seen clips of him cracking Johnny Carson up on The Tonight Show and saw an episode or two of the shows Star Search and TV’s Bloopers and Practical Jokes, I wasn’t what you’d call a...

  • Why Be Honest?
    3

    Why Be Honest?

    2 weeks ago

    You’re a well-liked Catholic high school teacher who wants the best for your students. Though they can be loud and obnoxious at times, you know that they respect you and would never want to see harm befall you. It’s not a perfect situation, but...

  • An Unfortunate Ending to a Daughter's Search
    7

    An Unfortunate Ending to a Daughter's Search

    2 weeks ago

    Recently, I read a story on CNN.com that has bothered me deeply. A New Jersey woman is suing the state for allowing an unexpected and unwanted reunion (which apparently left her feeling "violated, in shock and short of breath”) to take place...

  • You Do Have to Leave the Airport
    4

    You Do Have to Leave the Airport

    2 weeks ago

    Why can't we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn't work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say good-bye. I hate good-byes. I know what I need....

  • Puppies In Prison?!?
    0

    Puppies In Prison?!?

    2 weeks ago

    Yes. It’s true. Puppies are now living in prisons. Apparently local humane societies/animal shelters have had enough of the shenanigans of some pups and have sentenced them to serve time behind bars with their human counterparts. That’ll show...

  • My Life in Ruins in Review
    1

    My Life in Ruins in Review

    2 weeks ago

    Yesterday afternoon, I attended a showing of the new Nia Vardalos movie, My Life In Ruins. Having seen and adored her first movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, I secretly hoped that this movie would fill me with the same emotions. Unfortunately, it...

  • Identity & Sara Teasdale's I Am Not Yours
    0

    Identity & Sara Teasdale's I Am Not Yours

    2 weeks ago

    I am not yours, not lost in you, Not lost, although I long to be Lost as a candle lit at noon, Lost as a snowflake in the sea. You love me, and I find you still A spirit beautiful and bright, Yet I am I, who long to be Lost as a light is lost in...

  • Don't Go Down There!
    2

    Don't Go Down There!

    2 weeks ago

    Looking into the glowing hole, you don’t know why you had to go for that walk. Sure, you were bored, but couldn’t you have just read a book or gone to bed or something? No, on a moonless night you had to go for a walk. You thought that once...

  • 7

    "Madder Than Fish Grease"

    2 weeks ago

    Today in the news I heard about a lawsuit that may be brought against the White Castle fast food chain. Apparently, Ariel Wade, a disabled woman (she has degenerative arthritis in her back) from St. Paul, Minnesota, was hoping to get a late night...

  • A Letter To Kate Gosselin
    12

    A Letter To Kate Gosselin

    2 weeks ago

    Dear Kate, I hope this letter finds you well. I’ve been meaning to write to you for a couple of years now as I’m a fan of your show. I watch because I enjoy seeing your children interact with each other. I believe them to not only be cute, but...

  • Are You One Of These People?
    5

    Are You One Of These People?

    2 weeks ago

    Whoever one is, and wherever one is, one is always in the wrong if one is rude. -Maurice Baring- Every day, I encounter at least one rude person. When I do, I always wonder if it’s just me. Am I having a bad and am just taking someone's...

  • Rainy Days Make Great Arcade Days
    3

    Rainy Days Make Great Arcade Days

    2 weeks ago

    It’s a rainy day and your two kids are bummed out. You see, you promised them you would take them to the local amusement park. However, because of the weather, it isn’t going to happen. As your vacation days are few, you won’t have a chance to...

  • Time to Take a Break
    4

    Time to Take a Break

    2 weeks ago

    Whether I was to call it a rest area or a rest stop, a travel plaza or a service area, you would know what I was talking about, right? Though this place has many names, the definition is always the same. A rest stop (my term of choice) is a place...

  • When Your Steady's Parents Can't Accept You
    0

    When Your Steady's Parents Can't Accept You

    2 weeks ago

    Happiness can exist only in acceptance. -Denis De Rougemont- A male friend of mine recently sent me an e-mail asking for relationship advice. After months of living in the clouds falling deeper and deeper in love with his girlfriend, Ben has...

  • Thomas’ Corn Toasting Bread vs. Thomas’ Corn Toast R Cakes
    0

    Thomas’ Corn Toasting Bread vs. Thomas’ Corn Toast R Cakes

    2 weeks ago

    Recently, I sampled two products manufactured by the Thomas’ company. Made famous for their English muffins (The story goes that Samuel Thomas emigrated from England to New York City in 1874 to delight people with his recipe for these special...

  • Go Ahead And Cry
    7

    Go Ahead And Cry

    2 weeks ago

    Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. -Charles Dickens- Depending on who you ask, crying can either be a sign of weakness or a symbol of how strong your...

  • Nose Bleeds Are Such A Pain
    12

    Nose Bleeds Are Such A Pain

    2 weeks ago

    Nobody likes to have a nose bleed. They look ugly. Unless you’re a vampire, the dripping blood tastes gross. The clot that forms after a while to stop the bleeding makes it hard to breathe. It’s a sudden, (hopefully) infrequent event that we all...

  • Popsicle
    2

    Popsicle

    2 weeks ago

    The young Mrs. Camdyn had promised to take her five year old son, Reilly, out for ice cream if he behaved during his doctor's appointment. However, it looked like she wasn’t going to be able to keep this promise. Dr. Nelson, that half blind, fuzzy...

  • Up in the Air With Up
    2

    Up in the Air With Up

    2 weeks ago

    Being that I’m a fan of all Pixar movies, it went without question that I would see their new movie, Up. That I would enjoy it as much as I did was a surprise even to me. Up is one of those movies that offers something to everyone. The story...

  • So Your Loved One Is Graduating?
    0

    So Your Loved One Is Graduating?

    2 weeks ago

    A Graduation is a truly special day. For some, it is the happy beginning of a new way of life. For others, it is a scary reminder of all that awaits them once they flip that tassel. With Graduation season in full swing, I give you the following ten...

  • Dracula And Frankenstein Are Lambs
    4

    Dracula And Frankenstein Are Lambs

    2 weeks ago

    Someone recently asked me if I thought it was right for two Gothic novels (Dracula by Bram Stoker and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley) to be taught at a Catholic junior high. Being that both stories were offered on the “Read Me, Write About Me”...

  • Are Ticket Scalpers Really All That Bad?
    2

    Are Ticket Scalpers Really All That Bad?

    2 weeks ago

    If you go to any popular event (theatre, sports, concert, etc.), someone is bound to approach you. They’ll tell you a story about how they bought too many tickets and would be willing to trade you their better tickets for yours plus an extra fee....

  • I Will Always Seek Her Approval
    10

    I Will Always Seek Her Approval

    2 weeks ago

    I’ve always heard that a person who seeks approval from everyone in their life is just a big chicken and is too afraid to live their life for themselves. From time to time, I am this person…to a degree. While I don’t ask for advice from...

  • Ten Tips for Having a Great Day at the Beach
    0

    Ten Tips for Having a Great Day at the Beach

    2 weeks ago

    As summer approaches, our minds start to daydream about going to the beach. We long to rest on that warm sand. We can’t wait to splash in that water. Our senses are dying to be pleasured by all that the beach can offer. You see the months before...

  • Oh, Eddie!
    3

    Oh, Eddie!

    2 weeks ago

    I tried to watch Frasier every week even if I had a million other things to do. Despite the title character always hopping on my last nerve, for that block of time, I never changed the channel. While the Daphne/Niles relationship was adorable and...

  • Have You Been to the Museum Recently?
    0

    Have You Been to the Museum Recently?

    2 weeks ago

    I’ve never been a fan of sequels. I firmly believe that turning a single movie into a movie series is a bad idea. No matter how wonderful a movie may have been and how charming its characters were, rarely do you actually want to see what happens...

  • 4

    Reflecting On Heredity

    12 years ago

    I am the family face; Flesh perishes, I live on, Projecting trait and trace Through time to times anon, And leaping from place to place Over oblivion. The years-heired feature that can In curve and voice and eye Despise the human span Of...

  • Reasons To Write
    5

    Reasons To Write

    2 weeks ago

    The reason one writes isn't the fact he wants to say something. He writes because he has something to say. -F. Scott Fitzgerald- Every writer writes for various reasons. For most of us, it’s because writing is all we know. For others, we write...

  • 4

    After The Beep

    2 weeks ago

    Death? Why this fuss about death. Use your imagination, try to visualize a world without death! ... Death is the essential condition of life, not an evil. -Charlotte Perkins Gilman- Every time someone dies, you either wonder what happens to them...

  • You Shouldn't Do That at the Table
    6

    You Shouldn't Do That at the Table

    2 weeks ago

    Throughout my life, I’ve known people who constantly have a stuffy nose. Whether it is a cold they can’t shake or lifelong allergies, the nose just won’t unblock. When they are hungry, they must decide between eating and breathing. If one...

  • Tattooed And Unemployed
    2

    Tattooed And Unemployed

    2 weeks ago

    Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Matthew 7:12 An acquaintance of mine saw a news segment recently about how people are...

  • What Are You Doing, Jon and Kate?
    3

    What Are You Doing, Jon and Kate?

    2 weeks ago

    I know I shouldn’t give it a second thought, but I’m very bothered by what has happened to the marriage of Jon and Kate Gosselin. Though I’m a fan of their show and don’t want it to stop shooting, that’s not why I’m upset. In fact, I...

  • Standing Behind A Foolish Idea
    4

    Standing Behind A Foolish Idea

    2 weeks ago

    Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, that is...

  • The Terror of Picking out a Helmet
    4

    The Terror of Picking out a Helmet

    2 weeks ago

    I learned to ride my bike before helmets became gear that no bicyclist child (or adult for that matter) should travel without. Peddling as fast as I could, I would feel the wind through my hair and the dust in my eyes. Some of my fondest childhood...

  • Struggling to Write a Letter
    0

    Struggling to Write a Letter

    2 weeks ago

    Or don't you like to write letters. I do because it's such a swell way to keep from working and yet feel you've done something. -Ernest Hemingway- I am one of those people who struggle just as hard beginning a letter as I do closing it. It...

  • My Parents' Comforter
    4

    My Parents' Comforter

    2 weeks ago

    “Time passes, and things change, but there are some things we can hold onto.” Growing up, a family movie night did not begin until the popcorn was made and my parents’ navy blue comforter was laid out on the floor. It didn’t matter what we...

  • My Appreciation of The Ruin
    2

    My Appreciation of The Ruin

    2 weeks ago

    I believe we should look at The Ruin by the English poet, Walter De La Mare, in two similar yet different ways. Though it is obvious he is speaking of a historical ruin, I would argue that his words could apply to a more human one. When a scene is...

  • Top Ten Things You Shouldn't Do With Your Microwave
    10

    Top Ten Things You Shouldn't Do With Your Microwave

    2 weeks ago

    Dry Clothes I have heard of people drying their socks and their underwear in the microwave. Personally, I couldn’t do it. While I do see how convenient it is, the idea of cooking my “delicates” in the same place that I pop my corn is too...

  • My Mind Is A Room
    6

    My Mind Is A Room

    2 weeks ago

    Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! -Dr. Seuss- I cannot stop thinking. When I consciously try to stop thinking, my mind starts to think about not thinking. I take deep...

  • Emma, Her Dog And Her Mother's Naivety
    3

    Emma, Her Dog And Her Mother's Naivety

    2 weeks ago

    The disposition of noble dogs is to be gentle with people they know and the opposite with those they don't know...How, then, can the dog be anything other than a lover of learning since it defines what's its own and what's alien. -Plato Just...

  • A Cramped Bed
    6

    A Cramped Bed

    2 weeks ago

    Growing up, from what my mother has told me, I never had a problem staying in my room at night. However, I do remember a period when I had some really horrible nightmares. Each night, I would run into my parents’ room and beg to sleep with them....

  • Lovebirds & Robert Browning
    2

    Lovebirds & Robert Browning

    2 weeks ago

    I. The grey sea and the long black land; And the yellow half-moon large and low; And the startled little waves that leap In fiery ringlets from their sleep, As I gain the cove with pushing prow, And quench its speed i' the slushy sand. II. Then a...

  • The Battle Cry Of Friends
    2

    The Battle Cry Of Friends

    2 weeks ago

    "God defend me from my friends; from my enemies I can defend myself." You’re a cool person. People from diverse backgrounds seem to flock to you. It is rare for you to enter a social situation without someone greeting you. You wouldn’t say...

  • When A Penny Candy Cost A Penny
    2

    When A Penny Candy Cost A Penny

    2 weeks ago

    I can still feel the hot wooden planks of the snack bar floor under my feet. The dripping water from my bathing suit seems to sizzle as it hits the wood. I move from side to side, hoping that this movement will keep my feet from sticking to the...

  • 8

    "Let's Get Married"

    2 weeks ago

    Can you believe it? Hubpages proposed to me! I was just sorting through requests and there Hubpages was, down on one knee, ring box open, ring sparkling in the afternoon sun, a big smile across Hubpages’ face. I’ll never forget how Hubpages...

  • Earth 2
    2

    Earth 2

    2 weeks ago

    To think that possibly at this precise moment on a planet that has yet to be discovered (and pillaged) there is someone else writing down their thoughts on whether or not other civilizations exist makes me a little paranoid. It also makes me yearn...

  • Time To Get Your Driver's License!
    6

    Time To Get Your Driver's License!

    2 weeks ago

    It was a warm August morning and I thought I was going to vomit. On the way to the registry, the head of the driving school gave us a pep talk that consisted mainly of him telling us not to get into an accident because that would surely force the...

  • My Book Doesn't Freeze
    8

    My Book Doesn't Freeze

    2 weeks ago

    Lord! when you sell a man a book you don't sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night - there's all heaven and earth in a book, a real book. ...

  • A New Face for a Strong Woman
    2

    A New Face for a Strong Woman

    2 weeks ago

    Yesterday, CNN.com published a piece about the recovery of an Ohio woman, Connie Culp, who had been given a face transplant. It should be noted this was the first transplant of its kind to be done in the United States. The article notes that this...

  • Shh! A Secret Psycho Letter!
    2

    Shh! A Secret Psycho Letter!

    2 weeks ago

    Dear Reader, You say you want to know about the movie Psycho, huh? Well, what exactly would you like to know? I can’t take much time writing this. My mother gets suspicious. She can’t know I’m writing to you. I can tell you that it’s an...

  • Do You Exist?
    2

    Do You Exist?

    2 weeks ago

    Like many people, I enjoy dining out. While I believe myself to be a good cook, there are some dishes that I prefer to leave to trained professionals. These would be the signature dishes of particular restaurants. They are the ones that look and,...

  • Surprises: Yea or Nay?
    2

    Surprises: Yea or Nay?

    2 weeks ago

    Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable. -Jane Austen- As I come from a family with members that are easily startled and like to control things, I wasn’t raised to appreciate...

  • Whats Your Top Ten Fav Songs of 07?
    3

    Whats Your Top Ten Fav Songs of 07?

    2 weeks ago

    Looking at the Rolling Stone magazine article, “The 100 Best Songs of 2007,” and other less well known sites, I’m reminded of the songs that were played on a constant loop by my local radio stations that year. It should be noted that, due to...

  • How to Write a Play
    2

    How to Write a Play

    2 weeks ago

    The art of the dramatist is very like the art of the architect. A plot has to be built up just as a house is built--story after story; and no edifice has any chance of standing unless it has a broad foundation and a solid frame. -Brander Matthews-...

  • Why Does The Media Scare You?
    5

    Why Does The Media Scare You?

    2 weeks ago

    You turn on your local news and somewhere in your state there has been an accident. This was no ordinary accident though. An unidentified person (You will later find out that it was a man who, though this information has no relevance to the...

  • The Brothers Grimm & Animal Rights
    9

    The Brothers Grimm & Animal Rights

    2 weeks ago

    When I was very little, I was absolutely fascinated with a book my oldest brother owned. Though I wasn’t supposed to, I would always play with it, trying to read the words, but not quite getting it. Looking at the pictures and comparing them with...

  • My Hypothetical Journey To Space
    6

    My Hypothetical Journey To Space

    2 weeks ago

    To venture into space we must be strong-willed and determined. We must be fully committed to its exploration and discovery; space permits no half measures and is unforgiving of mistakes. -Henry Joy McCracken- At some point, every child dreams...

  • Gossip: True or False?
    6

    Gossip: True or False?

    2 weeks ago

    As defined by the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, gossip is “a rumor or report of an intimate nature.” Someone who spreads this information is a called a gossip or “a person who habitually reveals personal or sensational facts about...

  • The President Has No Clothes On!
    2

    The President Has No Clothes On!

    2 weeks ago

    Are you familiar with the tale The Emperor’s New Clothes by Danish poet and author, Hans Christian Anderson? If you are not, I will summarize it for you now. There’s this emperor who seems to care more about his appearance than the safety or the...

  • Choosing a Tutor for Your Child
    4

    Choosing a Tutor for Your Child

    2 weeks ago

    Despite the straight A genes of both you and your co-parent, your child is failing nearly every class. He/she does all required homework. By reading their class notes, you know that they are paying attention in class. Their teacher is supportive and...

  • Thoughts On God
    2

    Thoughts On God

    2 weeks ago

    God is not the name of God, but an opinion about Him. -Pope Xystus I- The times that I have been asked whether or not I believe that we all pray to the same God, I have always answered yes. As I’m not an overly religious person, people seem...

  • Yeats, the Fish and Your Cousin
    1

    Yeats, the Fish and Your Cousin

    2 weeks ago

    Although you hide in the ebb and flow Of the pale tide when the moon has set, The people of coming days will know About the casting out of my net, And how you have leaped times out of mind Over the little silver cords, And think that you were hard...

  • My Friend Is Ruining Her Relationship. Help!!!!!
    0

    My Friend Is Ruining Her Relationship. Help!!!!!

    2 weeks ago

    You have this friend who, despite being a real sweetheart to you, can be a total jerk to her partner. It is uncomfortable for you to be around them because she is always bossing him/her around and, in your opinion, making them feel two inches small....

  • How to Survive An Office Party
    0

    How to Survive An Office Party

    2 weeks ago

    With each passing day, the date of the dreaded office party draws closer. You have been assigned the job of purchasing “festive” napkins. The thought of this party doesn’t put you in an even remotely festive mood. Office parties are pointless,...

  • Shoes: Ten Toe Coverings
    0

    Shoes: Ten Toe Coverings

    2 weeks ago

    On the rare occasions when I venture into a shoe department or a shoe store, my aim is to be in and out within thirty or so minutes. I want to give myself enough time to really look at the shoes and to properly try on the ones I want to try on. My...

  • Writing for a School Newspaper, Pros and Cons
    2

    Writing for a School Newspaper, Pros and Cons

    2 weeks ago

    For two years in high school, I worked on the school newspaper. In my junior year, I was the head of the news department. My senior year, I was the editor-in-chief. During these two years, I became very familiar with the pros and cons of a school...

  • Shopping Online: The Way To Go
    2

    Shopping Online: The Way To Go

    2 weeks ago

    Given the choice between standing in line, listening to children whine, their mothers too busy gossiping to pay attention to them or sitting at home in your pajamas, clicking on product links, fending off the advances of pop up ads, which one would...

  • Celebrating My Mother's Birthday
    2

    Celebrating My Mother's Birthday

    2 weeks ago

    I love celebrating my mother’s birthday. Out of all of my family members, she is the most appreciative. She knows I’m busy and could spend the day doing many other things. If she wants to do something for her birthday, she plans ahead. When I go...

  • How Is The Truth Interpreted?
    6

    How Is The Truth Interpreted?

    2 weeks ago

    We know the truth, not only by the reason, but by the heart. -Blaise Pascal- More often than not, we don’t want to know the truth. In reality, we want to know the version of the truth that allows us to sleep at night. How true a truth truly...

  • Time Served At St. Louis School
    0

    Time Served At St. Louis School

    2 weeks ago

    If you have read any of my past hubs, you know a thing or two about my education. I attended a parochial school kindergarten through eighth grade. Before going to a four year Catholic college, I went to a public high school. At all three...

  • What Do You Think About Weight Watchers?
    7

    What Do You Think About Weight Watchers?

    2 weeks ago

    Let me begin by saying that I have no factual information to back up this piece. If you’re looking for someone to either convince you to join or not join Weight Watchers, I am not that person. My piece is more observational, serving more for food...

  • Which Body Wash Is The One For You?
    5

    Which Body Wash Is The One For You?

    2 weeks ago

    I have never been a fan of special bath products. I find them to be costly and, generally, dry out my skin. I was raised to use only basic soap and, up until last year, that was all I used. Not until Walgreens had this promotion to get a bottle of...

  • Is There a Need for Looking Inside Ourselves to Make Our Dreams and Goals Come True
    2

    Is There a Need for Looking Inside Ourselves to Make Our Dreams and Goals Come True

    2 weeks ago

    Beginning the moment they develop speaking skills, children are asked by the adults in their lives what they would like to be when they grow up. More often than not, kids say that they want to be such and such because their parents make a living...

  • Religious Disputes In Families
    0

    Religious Disputes In Families

    2 weeks ago

    Amazing as it may seem, disputes about faith and religion have been known to divide families. A child raised in the Catholic faith one day decides to study Wicca. An ordinary Sunday prayer meeting at a family member’s house becomes so intense that...

  • Black Pants
    0

    Black Pants

    2 weeks ago

    I would argue that no wardrobe is complete without a pair of reliable, well-fitting black dress pants. Depending on what you pair them with, your outfit can be casual or formal. Black dress pants fit in anywhere and everywhere. For people who...

  • I Dare You!
    16

    I Dare You!

    2 weeks ago

    Now and again, I still enjoy playing the game Truth or Dare. As a much shyer younger person, I always picked “truth” because I found this as an easy way to get people to ask me the questions that I wanted to give them the answers to anyway....

  • 3

    A Closer Look At Emerson's Forbearance

    2 weeks ago

    Hast thou named all the birds without a gun; Loved the wood-rose, and left it on its stalk; At rich men's tables eaten bread and pulse; Unarmed, faced danger with a heart of trust; And loved so well a high behavior In man or maid, that thou from...

  • Some Thoughts On Easter
    0

    Some Thoughts On Easter

    2 weeks ago

    Easter, so longed for, is gone in a day. -James Howell- For over a month now, I’ve watched people prepare for their private Easter celebrations. I’ll go into a store and the person in front of me in line will have their basket full of...

  • The Reader: The Best Movie of 2008
    2

    The Reader: The Best Movie of 2008

    2 weeks ago

    When asked the question, “What is the best movie you have seen in the last year and why?” a movie I reviewed a couple of months ago popped into my head. I would argue that this movie is perhaps the best movie I have seen in years. It is such a...

  • To Be Single or Not to Be Single
    3

    To Be Single or Not to Be Single

    2 weeks ago

    While it’s nice to have a special someone, do we actually need to have one in order to live a fulfilled life? This same question has been posed by numerous singletons and dissatisfied better halves since the beginning of time. With all of the...

  • 36

    Lazy Teenager vs. Frustrated Parent

    11 years ago

    All they do is sit on the couch and watch television. They spend so many hours using the computer that their butt has left a permanent impression on the chair. You believe that there must be something medically wrong with your child because they are...

  • Keeping The Time With My Watch
    0

    Keeping The Time With My Watch

    2 weeks ago

    Until I have put my security blanket…umm… I mean my watch on, my day has not begun. On those scary days when my watch has been misplaced or the battery has died, I am nervous, moody and an all around pain. My equilibrium has been thrown off and...

  • 36

    Dealing With Your Hypochondriac Loved Ones

    2 weeks ago

    At some point in our lives, we’ve all known someone who made every itch, pain and sniffle sound like it was the end of the world. They believed they were experiencing something unique. Everyone around them had to stop what they were doing and note...

  • Happy Places and Eugene O'neill's Free
    2

    Happy Places and Eugene O'neill's Free

    2 weeks ago

    Free Weary am I of the tumult, sick of the staring crowd, Pining for wild sea places where the soul may think aloud. Fled is the glamour of cities, dead as the ghost of a dream, While I pine anew for the tint of blue on the breast of the old...

  • Play Before Work
    5

    Play Before Work

    2 weeks ago

    Despite telling your child to turn off the television, it is still on. How can he/she be doing solid work with such a distraction? You walk by the family computer and notice that, even though you forbid it, your child is playing an online game...

  • Does Divorce Change A Family?
    2

    Does Divorce Change A Family?

    2 weeks ago

    When I was in my mid-teens, my Dad moved out and my parents got a divorce. Though it was coming for a long time, when it eventually did happen, it brought definite changes. My home environment suddenly resembled the homes of the bulk of my friends....

  • Scams And Dead Distant Relatives
    0

    Scams And Dead Distant Relatives

    2 weeks ago

    Dear Sir/Madam/Pet/Inanimate Object: I am writing to you today to inform you of some most dreadful and, for you, beneficial news. Your very distant Uncle Aunty of West Beagle Soilville died of a computer virus this past Jantember. In their will,...

  • My Teachers Are Exceptional
    2

    My Teachers Are Exceptional

    2 weeks ago

    If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn't want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them...

  • Sunshine Cleaning In Review
    2

    Sunshine Cleaning In Review

    2 weeks ago

    When money is tight, you tend to pay more attention to where you spend it. For many people, going to the movies nowadays is a rare occurrence. You have to really want to go see something in order to justify spending ten dollars on admission. That...

  • An Animal Hero and a Human Who Is an Animal
    4

    An Animal Hero and a Human Who Is an Animal

    2 weeks ago

    In the news recently there was a story that truly touched my heart. This past November, a parrot saved a little girl’s life. When Hannah began to choke on her breakfast, Willie frantically called for her babysitter. “Mama, baby!” he repeatedly...

  • Avoidable Awkward Situations
    0

    Avoidable Awkward Situations

    2 weeks ago

    You’re in a store or a restaurant or some other public place and a stranger approaches you. They smile at you. You smile back. You check your watch or look around or do something that should say to this stranger that you don’t want to interact...

  • The Agony of Being a Concerned Friend
    4

    The Agony of Being a Concerned Friend

    2 weeks ago

    Real friendship is shown in times of trouble; prosperity is full of friends. -Euripedes- Sometimes it is very hard to be someone's friend. These are the times when they need you the most. You see your friend making a mistake. Cautiously and...

  • 8

    Death and Tennyson's a Farewell

    2 weeks ago

    Flow down, cold rivulet, to the sea, Thy tribute wave deliver: No more by thee my steps shall be, For ever and for ever. Flow, softly flow, by lawn and lea, A rivulet then a river; No where by thee my steps shall be, For ever and for ever. But...

  • Lessons Learned From Peanuts
    4

    Lessons Learned From Peanuts

    2 weeks ago

    Linus was my favorite Peanut when I was little. He is cute (Sally Brown agrees with me.). He has strong beliefs. (He believed in the Great Pumpkin when no one else did.) He doesn’t care about his reputation. (Even as he ages, he never leaves home...

  • The Joys Of Clipping Coupons
    6

    The Joys Of Clipping Coupons

    2 weeks ago

    While a newspaper is delivered every day, the Sunday paper is a very special one. It is twice the size of a weekday paper. It documents the tales of the absurd, the mundane and the in between. (On a Monday, you may not read about Mrs. Golden’s tap...

  • Bumper Sticker Sayings
    7

    Bumper Sticker Sayings

    2 weeks ago

    More often than not, the car that is stopped in front of you at a red light or stop sign proudly displays bumper stickers. While not abundantly stimulating, they do give you something to read to help pass the time. When you’re a passenger, as I...

  • Childhood Through The Eyes Of Richard Aldington
    3

    Childhood Through The Eyes Of Richard Aldington

    2 weeks ago

    The bitterness. the misery, the wretchedness of childhood Put me out of love with God. I can't believe in God's goodness; I can believe In many avenging gods. Most of all I believe In gods of bitter dullness, Cruel local gods Who scared my...

  • 4

    Tired Of Hearing About The Ex?

    11 years ago

    After years of searching and going on dates that never should’ve happened, you’ve finally found “the one.” You hear wedding bells. You imagine what your children will look like. You see yourself dying old with a smile on your face. All signs...

  • A Question Of Netiquette?
    4

    A Question Of Netiquette?

    2 weeks ago

    The liberty of the individual must be far limited; he must not make himself a nuisance to other people. -John Stuart Mill- While I know your question was probably rhetorical, I have wondered the same question repeatedly today. Looking for...

  • Thoughts On Ghost Hunters
    15

    Thoughts On Ghost Hunters

    2 weeks ago

    Ghost Hunters is a Sci-Fi channel reality television series that debuted in 2004. It features Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, two men from Rhode Island who are plumbers by day and paranormal investigators by night. With the group they’ve founded...

  • Fighting for the Truth
    5

    Fighting for the Truth

    2 weeks ago

    Your loved one has just been in a serious accident. They may be hours from dying. They may be brain dead. You haven’t been told yet. All you know is that they are being treated down the hall by doctors who have saved countless lives. Everything is...

  • A Take On Trendy Add-Ons
    1

    A Take On Trendy Add-Ons

    2 weeks ago

    Have you been given a chance to grow a virtual garden? Do you wish you could be referred to in the real world by the knight name you’ve been issued? Are you tired of your friends sending you virtual pets? Do you often have the urge, in the real...

  • Displays A Good Attitude
    3

    Displays A Good Attitude

    2 weeks ago

    I love listening to teachers discussing report cards. You can tell by the tone of their voice which student deserves to pass and which student is passing out of generosity/pity. You can also tell by what personal comments are added to the card which...

  • A Cluttered Desk
    5

    A Cluttered Desk

    11 years ago

    If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk? -Dr. Laurence J. Peter- There is a program on my computer that automatically cleans my desktop. It used to check with me before it did its thing, but,...

  • I Love You, Stranger!
    0

    I Love You, Stranger!

    11 years ago

    How do you get into a relationship with a girl/boy who doesn’t know you? This is a good question posed by everyone at some point. We all have fallen for the cutie with no name. To begin with, you need to introduce yourself. You need to get this...

  • Using Emoticons Appropriately In Online Conversations
    7

    Using Emoticons Appropriately In Online Conversations

    11 years ago

    How many times can you use emoticons in an instant message before it becomes excessive? I’ve always wondered this. While I don’t know the definite answer, I do have an opinion. At thirteen, having a very basic version of AOL, I didn’t use...

  • 1

    Character Analysis of Serafina Delle Rose

    2 weeks ago

    My analysis of Seraphina Delle Rose in Tennessee William's Play "The Rose Tattoo"

  • Thoughts On Frost's Lockless Door
    10

    Thoughts On Frost's Lockless Door

    2 weeks ago

    It went many years, But at last came a knock, And I thought of the door With no lock to lock. I blew out the light, I tip-toed the floor, And raised both hands In prayer to the door. But the knock came again. My window was wide; I climbed on the...

  • Confessions of a Shopaholic In Review
    3

    Confessions of a Shopaholic In Review

    11 years ago

    Are you run down from a week of work? Does your brain need some time off to relax? Are you in need of some escapism? If you answered “yes” to any or all of these questions, Confessions of a Shopaholic is the film for you. Confessions is...

  • Overcoming Bad Friendships
    7

    Overcoming Bad Friendships

    11 years ago

    Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company. -George Washington- Though a friendly enough person, I have never been an ace at making friends. I make...

  • Inspired By Jack Prelutsky's Nose Poem
    6

    Inspired By Jack Prelutsky's Nose Poem

    2 weeks ago

    Be glad your nose is on your face, not pasted on some other place, for if it were where it is not, you might dislike your nose a lot. Imagine if your precious nose were sandwiched in between your toes, that clearly would not be a treat, for you'd...

  • Chat Rooms Of Today
    0

    Chat Rooms Of Today

    11 years ago

    You enter a chat room and immediately five people send you an instant message. “A/S/L” they write. As the room you have just entered is not a dating related room, it’s bizarre that they would ask for your age, sex and location. It is even...

  • Do You Remember The Wuzzles?
    4

    Do You Remember The Wuzzles?

    11 years ago

    To be honest, I can’t really say I had a favorite cartoon growing up. For anyone with siblings, you know that when you don’t have control of the remote, you rarely get to watch the entirety of a show. If the remote holder (in my case, one of my...

  • Memories Of My Father
    1

    Memories Of My Father

    11 years ago

    It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was. -Anne Sexton- Knowing that today was approaching, I debated about whether or not I should write on my father. If I were to write about him, what would I say? When do I cross...

  • When Scum Gravitate Towards Good People
    5

    When Scum Gravitate Towards Good People

    11 years ago

    It’s a Friday night. You and a bunch of your friends are dining at a local chain restaurant. It is your night to unwind. It is the night you set aside to reconnect with people you barely had time to speak to during the week. It is supposed to be...

  • Finding Neverland In Review
    0

    Finding Neverland In Review

    11 years ago

    Winter in New England usually means movie marathons, at least for me. Yesterday, thanks to a Nor’easter, I had a great marathon. With the snow piling up outside, you know you should go out and shovel. Yet, you also know that the original snow...

  • Going to the Zoo
    7

    Going to the Zoo

    2 weeks ago

    As a child, one of my favorite weekend day trips was going to the zoo. Though we only went once a month, the memories stayed with me between trips. I would rush to the monkey house, hoping to get their attention. My mom would call me over to the...

  • Living With My Grandmother
    5

    Living With My Grandmother

    13 years ago

    It’s three in the morning and she’s walking down the street on a mission to get coffee from the corner store for her sick father. Her mother watches her from the stoop, unable to leave her husband and her sleeping babies. She clutches her coin...

  • A Call For Passionate Living
    4

    A Call For Passionate Living

    2 weeks ago

    Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion. -Christian Friedrich Hebbel- To begin with, what is passion? Merriam-Webster defines it as “intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction.” For me, passion is...

  • Poe & Ghosts
    0

    Poe & Ghosts

    2 weeks ago

    Thy soul shall find itself alone 'Mid dark thoughts of the grey tomb-stone; Not one, of all the crowd, to pry Into thine hour of secrecy. Be silent in that solitude, Which is not loneliness- for then The spirits of the dead, who stood...

  • Returning To High School
    4

    Returning To High School

    11 years ago

    Walking down the hallway, you are surrounded by teenagers. Your ears are overwhelmed by the sounds of talking, laughing, books dropping, lockers slamming, and bags of food opening. On your right, a young man pushes by you on his way to class. On...

  • Family Dinner
    3

    Family Dinner

    11 years ago

    While dining out last night, I saw a truly beautiful thing. A family was seated at the table next to ours. They consisted of parents, two little boys and, I’m going to assume, a grandmother. Unlike the children who were seated there before them,...

  • Murder Over Status
    1

    Murder Over Status

    11 years ago

    Your marriage is quickly becoming a thing of the past. You are desperate to keep that from happening. If only you could get through to your spouse, you know you could save the relationship. On a whim, you check their Facebook account. In the...

  • We All Have A Messy Room
    2

    We All Have A Messy Room

    11 years ago

    Messy Room Whosever room this is should be ashamed! His underwear is hanging on the lamp. His raincoat is there in the overstuffed chair, And the chair is becoming quite mucky and damp. His workbook is wedged in the window, His sweater's been...

  • Push In Review
    0

    Push In Review

    11 years ago

    Though action movies really aren’t my favorite genre, it wasn’t my night to pick the movie. Seeing the previews for the new Dakota Fanning movie Push you would think you were going to see an action packed movie, right? As with a lot of recent...

  • After Holiday Shopping Can Be Deadly
    3

    After Holiday Shopping Can Be Deadly

    11 years ago

    With Valentine’s Day having just passed, Easter being right around the corner and the Christmas count down beginning earlier and earlier each year, will it ever be safe to go to your local drugstore again? Customers pushing each other. Calories...

  • The Peas Attacked Me!
    0

    The Peas Attacked Me!

    11 years ago

    An acquaintance of mine told me about an “accident” she was involved in at her local grocery store last week. While she was searching for a box of frozen corn, a box of frozen peas fell and hit her shoulder. Thinking me a wise person and...

  • Parents, Your Children Are Listening
    0

    Parents, Your Children Are Listening

    13 years ago

    “Careful the things you say Children will listen Careful the things you do Children will see and learn Children may not obey, but children will listen Children will look to you for which way to turn To learn what to be Careful before you...

  • Poor Bristol Palin
    3

    Poor Bristol Palin

    13 years ago

    The top story today in the politics section of CNN.com involves the recent interview of Bristol Palin by Greta Van Sustern. For those of you who tried to ignore the 2008 presidential election, Bristol is the oldest daughter of Alaska...

  • Another Excuse To Cheat
    0

    Another Excuse To Cheat

    11 years ago

    As if they needed another excuse, cheaters now have another reason to explain away their flaws. The University of Montreal conducted a study on cheating and their findings were recently published. In short, they’ve discovered that people who...

  • What Was Your Favourite Tv Show When You Were a Child?
    0

    What Was Your Favourite Tv Show When You Were a Child?

    2 weeks ago

    Without a doubt, my favorite show growing up was Zoobilee Zoo. By the time I became a fan, it was in reruns. Every weekday afternoon between the ages of three and five, my grandmother would sit me in front of the television with some candy (half a...

  • My Week In Cereal
    0

    My Week In Cereal

    11 years ago

    I am one of the unhealthy people who never want to eat/feel like they don’t have time to eat breakfast. For the past eight days, I have started off my morning with a bowl of cereal. To spice things up, I’ve had a different cereal each time. This...

  • My Morning With An Affair To Remember
    2

    My Morning With An Affair To Remember

    2 weeks ago

    To get into the Valentine’s Day spirit, I watched An Affair To Remember for the millionth time. As with many people, this movie holds a special place in my heart. The very thought of this movie makes me tear up. I would consider myself to be a fan...

  • Holiday Parties Are Dumb
    1

    Holiday Parties Are Dumb

    11 years ago

    When I was in grade school, I dreaded the holiday classroom parties. For one thing, we never got to move from our desks unless given permission. The teacher would instruct us to “row by row” get into a line and proceed to the treat table. She...

  • 20

    Emily Dickinson & Love

    2 weeks ago

    THAT I did always love, I bring thee proof: That till I loved I did not love enough. That I shall love alway, I offer thee That love is life, And life hath immortality. This, dost thou doubt, sweet? Then have I Nothing to...

  • He's Just Not That Into You In Review
    2

    He's Just Not That Into You In Review

    11 years ago

    Reluctantly, I went to see He’s Just Not That Into You last night. Seeing the previews, it looked like every romantic comedy that has ever been made. It was at the bottom of my “To See” list, a rental. Surrounded by middle aged women, bubbly,...

  • The Creepy Salesman
    1

    The Creepy Salesman

    2 weeks ago

    Sitting in traffic, you suddenly remember that you left the restaurant without going to the bathroom. Knowing how your system works, you know that this was a very unwise decision. You look at the clock in your car and internally ask yourself if you...

  • They Served Proudly
    8

    They Served Proudly

    13 years ago

    My father was born in Canada, but was naturalized very soon after entering the United States. Though he was very new to the country and had no strong attachment to it, he was one of the fools who enlisted during the Vietnam War. He knew that the US...

  • Living with Bad Neighbors
    5

    Living with Bad Neighbors

    13 years ago

    Since moving to the Pawtucketville section of Lowell, MA over twenty years ago, we've seen the house next door have numerous new occupants. Ranging from a Greek man on a constant mission to rid his lawn of weeds to a pack of loud potheads, the cast...

  • Ellen DeGeneres, the Posters & Me
    6

    Ellen DeGeneres, the Posters & Me

    11 years ago

    One step away from checking my AOL e-mail, I saw that one of today’s top news stories on AOL involved Ellen DeGeneres. “Ellen Could Leave Show,” read the title. As her talk show is a huge success, this puzzled me. Why would a woman who...

  • Christian Bale, What Are We To Do With You?
    2

    Christian Bale, What Are We To Do With You?

    11 years ago

    I turned on CNN this morning to see what the top news stories were. I was not surprised to see that the newscasters were discussing entertainment news. It seems like more and more news television stations are covering “fluff” stories in place of...

  • Spoiled Brats of the Modern Age
    4

    Spoiled Brats of the Modern Age

    2 weeks ago

    I was talking to a friend yesterday who teaches at a high school for underprivileged students. One of her students has been doing poorly for the bulk of the year. Yesterday, his parent finally stepped in and wanted to know what could be done about...

  • The Reader In Review
    4

    The Reader In Review

    2 weeks ago

    I rarely leave a movie feeling stunned. I usually can process things long before the lights come back on. The Reader is one of those movies that stick with you no matter how hard you try to shake it off. Adapted from Bernhard Schlink’s novel,...

  • Do You Celebrate Groundhog Day?
    1

    Do You Celebrate Groundhog Day?

    12 years ago

    Just when I was about to pack up my Winter wear, that little, furry, Pennsylvanian punk has predicted another six more weeks of snow, ice and sweaters. As I’ve been a New Englander my whole life, I really wasn’t expecting to wake up to good news...

  • When Remakes Happen To Good Horror Movies
    1

    When Remakes Happen To Good Horror Movies

    11 years ago

    Call me prejudice, but, while I see the value in a play revival, I don’t understand why movies keep being remade. It seems to me that when a play or musical is revived, it is because the current generation is attempting to pay homage to the...

  • Bullies: Everyone's Problem
    1

    Bullies: Everyone's Problem

    11 years ago

    Whether it was a foul smelling kid our age or an older “cool“ kid, at some point in our lives, we’ve all been faced with a bully. We dreaded going to school because we knew what we’d have to face. Day after day, some kid with a low...

  • The Complex Life Of Tennessee Williams
    6

    The Complex Life Of Tennessee Williams

    12 years ago

    I consider myself to be a playwright. When people ask me what I write about or about my writing style, I always say that I model my work after Tennessee Williams. Some people respond with a smile, saying that they are fans of his too. Some people...

  • Insight From Reading Advice Columns
    0

    Insight From Reading Advice Columns

    11 years ago

    With Valentine's Day coming up, it seems that there is at least one article on love to be found in every newspaper/news site I’ve looked at recently. The advice columnists who, last month, were advising their readers to give up bad habits for the...

  • Recession: In Memory of the Fallen Families
    0

    Recession: In Memory of the Fallen Families

    2 weeks ago

    I couldn't sleep last night/early this morning. To pass the time, per usual, I went online via my cell phone to read news stories. I know that any doctor would tell you that going online is not the way to lull oneself to sleep. However, it usually...

Load More
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)