52 Incredible Women: Julia Child, French Chef

52 Incredible Women: Julia Child, French Chef

Over February break, my grandfather became very ill and moved into our home for 10 days after his release from the hospital. My aunt, my mother’s sister, is a wonderful cook, so she decided to prepare all the meals for our family (with me being her sous chef) while my...
Losing Lucy

Losing Lucy

Our golden retriever, Lucy May, died from complications from cancer on the Friday night before Christmas. It was sudden and a shock. We loved her so much, and the love she gave us changed our family forever. Lucy came into our home when I was in kindergarten. She was...
52 Incredible Women: Dr. Maya Angelou, Poet Laureate

52 Incredible Women: Dr. Maya Angelou, Poet Laureate

I remember the moment she came into my life. It was early spring during my freshman year. We were in a poetry unit in English class where students find poems that speak to them and leave a few lines from these poems on sticky notes or small pieces of paper in random...
Adulthood Already?

Adulthood Already?

Hey everyone! I hope you all have been trying to enjoy the crazy amounts of snow we have been getting over the past two weeks. It was my 18th birthday a couple of weeks ago and, as a gift, my dad and I took a trip down to Fort Lauderdale for what was originally...
52 Incredible Women: Ms. Beatrice Minkins, Trailblazer

52 Incredible Women: Ms. Beatrice Minkins, Trailblazer

Ms. Beatrice Minkins was born December 1, 1913. She was the youngest of five daughters born to Mr. John Clayton Minkins and his wife, Rosa. Mr. Minkins, a native of Virginia, came to Rhode Island in the 1890s. The Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame describes him as...