Everyone has their set of special skills.
Some of us possess skills the world isn’t ready for. We’re misunderstood—unappreciated, even. We are Superman.
One of my special skills happens to be
setting things ablaze burning things in our indoor, square fire-pit. Normal people call it a microwave.
Continue reading ➞ Confessions Of A Pyromaniac
Today was our last day spent with my older brother.
It being a Sunday, it was only fitting that we spend his last day resting in the hotel room. He had just finished his finals, so he wanted a day to relax before going back to school.
We watched cooking channel. Messed around on computers. And basically lied around in our PJs, munching on Carlos Bakery shortbread cookies all day.
Continue reading ➞ Saying Goodbye
We finally got to see my brother today. It was about thirty-two degrees outside so I was more than happy we decided to drive, at the sake of losing our secured parking spot, to the academy.
I mean, it was just agony getting from the parking lot elevator to the car.
And it messed up my hair. We had all put on our “decent” clothes to go pick up my brother and meet his friends.
Continue reading ➞ The US Merchant Marine Academy — A Personal Tour
The government shut down has affected so many under it’s jurisdiction, one of the greatest impacts falling on the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. — also, the school my brother is attending.
Monday, September 30th, the school celebrated it’s 70 year anniversary. On Tuesday, the school completely shut down.
Unlike the other military schools, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy is under the Department of Transportation, not the Department of Defense, which is why it was so greatly affected. During a Government shut down, all civilian personnel receive furlough (a temporary layoff from work) and must leave the premises until further notice. And since the vast majority of teachers at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy are civilians, the school was forced to shut down, leaving hundreds of students in the air about their academic future.
“We are kind of the forgotten academy,” Carol Kennedy told USA Today.
Continue reading ➞ Military School Closed
My brother, Isaiah, is currently in New York at the Merchant Marine Academy. We’re all very proud. I know this has nothing to do with writing. But it is a big part of my life. Because of him, and Julie, I’ve added a new category, “Life,” to the web site. If you couldn’t care less, you don’t have to read it, just click on the “Writing” tab to see the posts in that category.
For everyone else, I’m not the only one who’s made the internet!! Check out this video! My brother is the middle of the three “Puddle Pirates”, the ones always with the pink teddy. He’s wearing the full-chested yellow vest. Then, if memory serves me correctly, he’s also the one wearing blue glasses in the “bar scene.” Tell me if you find him!
I apologize for the language. . Heh, just try not to listen too well.