Archive for April 2007

we are virginia tech

Convocation Address – April 17, 2007 (Nikki Giovanni) We are Virginia Tech. We are sad today, and we will be sad for quite a while. We are not moving on, we are embracing our mourning. We are Virginia Tech. We are strong enough to stand tall tearlessly, we are brave enough to bend to cry, […]

virginia tech

blood was shed yesterday in a place that was my home.i walked those halls, i sat in those classrooms, and a part of me was lost yesterday. i think of the tragic events of april 16th and my heart breaks. blacksburg and virginia tech will never be the same again. in fact, one senseless act […]

a moment

“we do not remember days… we remember moments.” (cesare pavese) [we live a lifetime of moments, some beautiful, some painful, all fleeting. there are a few moments that keep coming back to me, despite time and distance. i’m going to share one such moment, a fragment of time, captured here before it is lost forever. […]


“you’re running scared, i’m chasing a shadow…” (charlotte martin) some people pass through our lives so quickly that we almost can’t be sure they were ever really there. fleeting moments, brief exchanges, and then, nothing. i will never quite understand people who choose to live this way. moving amidst the shadows, coming and going silently, […]