Archive for September, 2012

Online Persona


Years ago my uncle gave our family an old computer.  My parents didn’t let us use it.  It just sat in my mother’s room.  I was a rebellious kid.  I took an AOL free trial disk, stuck it in the computer, downloaded the internet, and opened my first AIM account, which I used to talk […]

It’s sad to say that I do not know very much about the civil rights movement.  I admit that I cannot even name what decade it took place in.  But I do know of Martin Luther King Jr. and I do know of his “I Have a Dream” speech, which must be familiar to almost anyone.  […]

The Beginning


As I think about myself as a writer, I look back on the times in my life when writing happened.  I learned to write my name in kindergarten.  I wrote essays in high school honors English classes.  I wrote for the opinion page in my high school newspaper.  I wrote more essays in college.  I was […]



My name is Michelle Mendoza. The end. Or is it the beginning…