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

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

For the Class of 2013
Four Songs Before You Go

For the Class of 2014

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