Category Archives: Change

At An Emotional Crossroads

Accomplished; this is how I have been feeling all week. My classmate Phoebe and I picked up a very large donation from a wonderful donor, Karen Bettin. This hefty donation included everything from crayons to paper to backpacks. Even more, … Continue reading

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Getting There…

The journey is almost coming to an end and things are looking extremely promising! As the semester is almost coming to an end, I have been especially busy trying to contact everyone that has been assisting me in collecting school … Continue reading

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Christmas in April

Think back to when you were a child and it was Christmas time. Or even your birthday. Remember the way you reacted when you got a present you really liked? It was like you had just received the greatest gift … Continue reading

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Are we blind?

Imagine a life without education, without the luxuries of shoes or AC in a classroom. Your future, gone in an instant. Many of us have a clear idea of what our futures hold. We know which classes to take, have … Continue reading

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“Do you want to take this outside?”

After losing my car, I have been adjusting over the past few weeks. I have been taking the city bus as well as carpooling with some very giving friends and coworkers. Thursday morning, my friend Brooke drove me with her … Continue reading

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If At First You Don’t Succeed…

This just in! Progress on the home front. So exciting. With only a little over a week left to collect school supplies, I have been vigorously working to get the word out and collect, collect, collect. I have contacted my … Continue reading

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Meeting the Paras – an important piece to our puzzle

As Professor Temple wrote a few weeks ago, here, we are now in contact with a local troop from Sarasota, LTjg Greg Para, who will be the one doing the footwork to bring the supplies to the kids who need … Continue reading

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Gathering Pens. Making Progress.

Throughout my blogs this semester I have not made it a secret that the scope of this class brings me as much joy and excitement as it does anxiety and worries. There is so much that can be done, so … Continue reading

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The difficulty of conveying thoughts to words

So I’ve been seriously pondering what I should tell you about today. As you’ve probably already read we are now coming back from spring break. Do I have anything to report? Not particularly. I did manage to get about 30 … Continue reading

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An Extra Glance

Today, our class met with the first group of USF Honors students to raise funds and supplies for School Supplies for Afghanistan.  Hearing the way they spoke and the advice that they offered gave me the impression that they were … Continue reading

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