Excerpt from True North:Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. My family will gather at my mom and dad’s house, and we will consume large quantities of delicious traditions including turkey, pumpkin soup, potatoes, green bean casserole, and blue hubbard squash. The blue hubbard almost didn’t happen this year because Carver felt he looked too much like Yoda to… Continue reading Gratitude
True North, the title, was born on a hot day in July, when I found myself at the Owl Brook Fish and Game department with 15 middle and high school girls from my school. Our summer enrichment program, Girls of Summer, focuses on different themes, and on this particular day, our goal was to literally… Continue reading The Title: True North
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The day I returned from April vacation, following our embryo adoption decision, our staff at school received an email from our assistant principal telling us about an opportunity for teachers wishing to pursue a professional dream to apply for a Rotary Grant. This was serendipitous to say the very least. How could I spend five… Continue reading The Rotary Grant
I suppose the idea for True North essentially began when I was in high school. Adolescence can hand one person a lifetime of stories to fill countless books, but what really struck me as a teenager was the tragedy of young people whose lives never reached their potential. I’m not talking about the kids who never worked… Continue reading The Idea