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childhood dreams | childhood dreams

annette-talbert's picture
Jun.12.2012
Thanks to fellow Red Room neighbor Michael Seidel for inspiring this post. I had so many dreams as a child. I wanted to become a nurse, a teacher, and a Native American princess like Pocahontas. I loved to pretend and I loved to read. I often fantasized that I was one of my favorite book...
jennifer-niven's picture
Dec.01.2011
I got the scrapbook for my tenth birthday—a large spiral-bound book with a groovy green cover.  On the front, there was a cartoon drawing of a girl with daisies in her hair, wearing a daisy yellow dress, carrying daisies, walking barefoot through a field of daisies, and talking to a butterfly...
patricia-struntz's picture
Feb.19.2011
Got take-home Chinese food last night, tucked in to watch a good movie and almost didn’t look at the little slip of paper inside my fortune cookie. Usually inane –you will be taking an unexpected journey soon, or good luck is heading your way­. . . Instead, it read: We must always have old...
rob-burns's picture
Dec.18.2009
  I still catch myself staring up at the sky, especially at night.  I can name the constellations quickly, can pinpoint the Northern Star at a moment’s glance and know that the bright orb just off the horizon is a planet, not a star. Most likely, it is Jupiter from where I’m standing.  I’m a...
gregory-frost's picture
Dec.16.2009
Except for those moments when I wanted to be The Lone Ranger or Zorro (and there were a lot of them--I think it was the masks), mostly I thought I would be an illustrator, and as I got older that got refined into the notion of comic book illustrator.  When I was in sixth grade, for a project I...
elaine-deyo's picture
Oct.02.2008
WHEN I WAS A KID - One When I was a kid, my grandfather was the sheriff in our county. He was the sheriff in our county during my childhood and teen years. Later he was elected County Probate Judge. When he ran for re-election every two years, his political platform consisted of one question. In...
kristy-kiernan's picture
Jul.25.2008
Randy Pausch has died. If this does not bring tears to your eyes and fill your soul with inspiration then, frankly, just stop reading. I don't want to know why it doesn't, and I don't want to hear whatever cynical bullshit reasons you've come up with to justify it. Your soul is dead. Go away. Of...