My Birthday Thank You

I wanted to take some time to say thank you to everyone who showed up for my birthday this year. Last week, I posted about how it’s always a difficult time of the year for me. And, in case you were on the edge of your seat wondering how it went (because I know ALL […]

The Short Story ‘Eleven’ and Thoughts Regarding Celebrations

Recently in my class, we read the short story ‘Eleven’ by Sandra Cisneros. The story is about a little girl, Rachel, and her eleventh birthday. During school that day, her teacher holds up an ugly red sweater and the class ‘accuses’ it of being Rachel’s. Rachel, being embarrassed and insecure, breaks down; her birthday has […]