The Blue Ridge Writings

The Blue Ridge Writings

The Speeches

Commencement, May 26, 2012 - on what it means to Love
Love As If Life Depended on It


Chapel, November 8, 2012 - on pain and adversity
In the Pit


Chapel, October 9, 2013 - on action and intention
The Difference Is Why


Chapel, January 23, 2014 - on love and honesty
The Stranger


Chapel, September 25, 2014 - on labels and how they define us
Baggage


Chapel, February 19, 2015 - on freedom and responsibility
Chains: Why it Sucks to Not Do Your Homework


Chapel, April 30, 2015 - on excuses
Monuments of Nothingness


Chapel, September 24, 2015 - on rising above the ends
Why You Never Whip a Mule


Chapel, December 3, 2015 - on learning for learning's sake
The Longer Road


Chapel, April 5, 2016 - on taking ownership
To Be or Not to Be Late to Class


Chapel, May 10, 2016 - on perseverance and its connection to hope
Suffer Endure Hope


The Graduation Poems

For the Class of 2012
Commencement

For the Class of 2013
Four Songs Before You Go

For the Class of 2014
Graduation

For the Class of 2015
Not Mine


Other Poems

The story of the 2012 State Championship Team
The Championship Run


One Blue Ridge Morning
To Bottle the Breeze


In Memory of Frank DeAngelis
The School Man