Purple Dreams

“I've always liked the time before dawn because there's no one around to remind me who I'm supposed to be so it's easier to remember who I am.”

Alumnus Injured in Boston Bombing Returns to Run Marathon and Raise Funds



A year ago JP Craven ‘11 was waiting for his father at the Boston Marathon finish line when an explosion went off, knocking him to the ground and leaving him with a head injury. Since the incident, he has formed a team for this year’s race to raise funds for the Boston Medical Center out of appreciation for the life-saving care he received. Craven’s team of eight is currently the leading team among 178 runners, with more than $145,000 raised and a goal of $175,000 by Monday.

Errare Humanum Est

I never knew I’d be a mother

Without a child havin’ graced ma womb

I never knew I’d be a mother

I didn’t know my heart had the room
Oh how wonderful it can be, to err.



Even our guinea pigs are Boston Bruins fans. (Their names are in the captions of the pictures.)

These guinea pigs are being raised right

Immortal laughter

Her hair feels light

Highlighted by the sun

Weightless in those moments she’ll not forget

She flicks her head and throws a smile

Hiding her encroaching dread

Soon she’ll be gone for awhile

She laughs heartily

It’s better that way.

No One is thinking of goodbyes

Only of the sound of her chuckle and the smell of her perfume-

Redolent of coconut.

Mixed with the salty air it makes her reek of summer nights at the beach

That night she is trying to avoid oblivion

Trying to remember everything

On the path to tomorrow

She loses herself in the moment

And is immortal

Like the waves