The Brilliance of the Teen Brain (#216)

I feel old. Yes, I did just have a birthday. No, I’m not going to tell you which one.

My knees started making noises. The orthopedist assured me that I’m young for creaky knees; it’s probably an unfortunate combination of too much dancing and volleyball. I feel decrepit anyway.

Even so, it’s not my knees that made me realize I’m old.

It’s my brain. Continue reading The Brilliance of the Teen Brain (#216)

To Look Away (#95)

Peace for Paris - Jean Jullien
Peace for Paris – Jean Jullien

9/11/01

My roommate says, “Why do you keep watching?! It only makes you cry!”

I watch anyway. The hardest part comes later in the day, as I watch long lines of Americans waiting to donate blood.

There are less than 5 survivors to receive it. Continue reading To Look Away (#95)