• Ryan commented on the post, Ozzy's Kabob 3 years, 3 months ago

    hey Andre,
    I have never been to Ozzy’s kabob bu reading this makes me want to try it. I love food and am willing to try anything. It sounds family friendly and nice

  • Hi Ariel,
    I really enjoyed this piece. The poem is able to explain how this smell brings back happy, sad, fun memories. Crazy how one smell or sound can open up old wounds, feelings, and emotions. great job!

  • Shooter and the Ball


    Ball, why don’t you go through hoop?

    Every time I miss I yell “Poop!”

    You make it so hard for me to win.

    If you do score then I will grin.

    Oh ball can’t you see the beautiful net.

  • Ryan commented on the post, Hugs 3 years, 4 months ago

    I really like this. Ive been told by people that i give the best hugs. Its a great way to calm.

  • Ryan commented on the post, College Tuition 3 years, 4 months ago

    College tuition seems to go up up and every year. I really enjoyed your post. More and more people need to realize that college isn’t cheap and debt is a killer. Its a shame that bright smart people can’t afford to go to school.

  • Hey Ariel,
    This is a very happy poem. When I finished i had a smile on my face. Your line ” I was the sun” is very powerful. Kind of says ” it all revolves around me.” Great work!

  • Jimmy,
    I really enjoyed your poem. I can relate to this in so many ways. Just like everyone else I know, mornings are hard for me. I am constantly hitting my snooze button and rolling over to get more sleep. Thanks for sharing.

  • Ryan commented on the post, ISO Sam's World 3 years, 4 months ago

    Hi Holden,
    Very interesting poem. I like how you talk about Allison’s widows peak that no one mentions it, yet people think she looks like dracula. Very funny.

  • Twelve


    There was a cool calming breeze coming

    off the lake, the smell of sweet funnel

    cakes and the sound delightful

    screaming were in the air. I was twelve.

    I walked up the unfamiliar

    • Hey Ryan!

      Your poem is outstanding, I loved how you encompassed the entire experience of riding the roller coaster. I could picture the roller coaster, the amusement park, and you, being twelve, and how you felt before, after, and during the experience. Great job!


    • Hi Ryan,
      I really enjoyed your poem and thank you for sharing it. I think my twelve year old self can definitely relate to how you realized at the end that you were not as rave as you thought. Even now, I like to think that I am braver than I actually am. But, i think that is the only way to face your fears.

    • Ryan, I thought your poem was terrific. The way it is written makes me feel as if I was right there on the same ride. Nice job.

    • Dear Ryan,
      I really enjoyed your poem and thank you for sharing it. Your poem is outstanding.

    • Hi Ryan,
      I really liked your poem. Thanks for sharing it.

  • I for one am a huge lover of fast food. Its easy to get and usually pretty cheap. I feel like that’s the reason why the fast food epidemic is on the rise, its easy and cheap. I’m a pretty active person so burning off those calories and fat is easy. Fast food is a trap for those that don’t exercise or don’t have the time to. I’m not for getting rid…[Read more]

  • I think its amazing how the gorilla was able to use sign language its amazing to hear about that. I wonder if gorillas are evolving or if koko is just smarter than other gorillas. Interesting

  • Hey Matthew I found a couple of these articles very interesting. Its been over 70 years since the bombs were dropped and japan still feels its effect. Some survivors are still bitter about the attack but some knew it had to happen.

  • I really enjoyed this piece! I sometimes notice that same voice. You can’t explain it or tell what it says but its there. Sometimes not always a voice, its then a feeling or a smell that helps me.

  • February 13, 2017



    Dear: Ryan (Lil B)


    Well look at you. Starting your first year on high school. Single and ready to mingle. Ready to get your swag on. Big man on campus, already friends with se

    • Ryan- this was pretty funny and I feel like you’re being genuine in your letter to yourself. I like that you said that “time can’t be beaten, but it can be tamed). I don’t think you should change anything about this piece because I feel that that would make it real. Thanks for the lightheartedness, Lil B

    • Dear Ryan:
      I am very surprised and pleased with your post because of its truthfulness and dead accuracy.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: ‘Time management will be one of your toughest battles. Time can’t be beaten, but it can be tamed.’ This stands out to because I am really, really bad at managing my time because I can get distracted easily, and just accepting the fact that nothing can beat time but one can tame it is inspirational in its own way.

      Another sentence that I really enjoyed was: ‘Don’t burn bridges that aren’t even built.’ This stands out because of the simple message that I interpret: don’t kill a potential friendship that hasn’t even began.

      Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I was really stressed out because of my work load, but I told myself I would get it done no matter what and just try to create a normal schedule for myself so I could enjoy myself more often and just have fun.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because what you have written has inspired me in a way to just enjoy school while it lasts.

    • Ryan,
      I liked reading this letter. If you had had this advice when you were a freshman, would you have done things differently, or do you truly have “no regrets” as you mentioned? Why or why not? Overall, this was a very intriguing piece of writing that I enjoyed reading.

  • Ryan became a registered member 3 years, 5 months ago