5 Reasons Why I Fear Death

On a cloudy spring day, I was looking out the window and then the thought of death taking my family haunted me. I feared for my dysfunctional, loving family. A sharp painless sensation jabbed my heart. I don’t want them to die. If I had the power, I would be able to control death’s eventual…

Being Bad is not Worth It

Definition of bad Our definition of bad here is not something that means good, or being a bad ass, such as the good guy killing the bad guys, or looking sexy. The definition of bad that I’m looking at, according to Merriam-Webster, is “morally objectionable evil.” By evil I meaning “arising from actual or imputed…

Meeting My Guidance Counselor for the First Time

I was ready. I was excited about meeting my guidance counselor. I received an admissions letter email from Long Beach City College (LBCC) that provided my Viking Student ID number and my next steps. I was happy. I set an appointment with the guidance counselor (GC), which was for Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 4:00…

Keeping Your Word is Gold

Don’t underestimate human memory. I have a great memory especially when it has to do with other people’s behavior. I recall how they treated me, what their attitude was, how they reacted to something, and what they said. I remember the manner in which they’ve not kept or kept their word. I remember the big things…