It was Parent’s weekend. It was first chance at getting away from the Zoo, as cadets referred to the Academy. Joe’s parents came in, and they brought a surprise. The prettiest redhead he’s ever seen was there, and was he glad to see her. Air Force beat one of their rivals pretty soundly. The freshmen… Continue reading Six
I recently read about a tweet that went viral. The mother was pictured in the crib with her baby sleeping because the baby was crying. After the baby was born, the parents went to a worship concert, and the performer talked about a visit to an orphanage in Uganda. The odd thing about this orphanage… Continue reading The Orphanage, a Mother, and Me
The story of the crush my last couple years of high school, and how I connected to the Wonder Years.
The last night before he left, Joe spent it with her and his best friend. They sat in her driveway, looking at the stars, kissing one last time before he would go away. She spent the night at his house so she could ride with him early to the airport. The next day, it was… Continue reading Five
He wrote her poetry. He had piles of poems written for her. He finally read one to her at prom. The had a small rose wrapped in the paper the poem was written on, and handed it to her as they sat on a lifeguard stand in their formal wear, watching the sun set over… Continue reading Four
I spent some time in Iraq. That year, there were only a few songs to define it. It was a pivot point in my life. Because I wasn’t listening to the radio much, the songs I took with me on an external hard drive were the main songs I had to deal with. One of… Continue reading Dani California.
Nicole’s wisdom teeth were pulled in the middle of Joe’s freshman year. She was under orders to rest and heal. Her typically slender face with porcelain skin was as puffy as he’d ever seen it. Joe saw his opportunity to pierce the bubble between them. He brought her a smoothie to help cool the pain… Continue reading Three