One of the best things about writing my “This I Believe” essay all those years ago (about ten, if I’m counting), is seeing how many different ways it has been discussed for school projects. I get emails from students who are doing papers on it and teachers who are using it for various writing projects, […]
This is another poem which has remained popular over the years, but yet when I read it today it seems like it’s a foreign country, miles away and so different than how my life is now.
I was recently reminded about why it was so important to tell my story. We all have stories, all of us have unique experiences that shape who we are. Some of them are positive, wonderful and funny. Some of them are negative. They involve mistreatment and abuse and sadness. I don’t believe in telling your […]
Seems hard to believe that my “This I Believe” essay has just turned four! I’m happy to report it’s still the fourth most popular essay, which is just amazing to me. When I first wrote this essay, I submitted it online, didn’t hear anything more about it, and promptly forgot about it. Then several months […]