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The online home of the Central Focus

The online home of the Central Focus


Amanda Pelletier May 24, 2013

As you all know, it has been quite a year. I started this blog in pursuance of answers to seemingly impossible questions. I was in a situation that had become very old very quickly, and rather frightening...

Counting Minutes

Amanda Pelletier May 11, 2013

Time constraints. We all encounter them at some point. Those times when a simple hour becomes imperative, when each minute feels like a second, and when each tick of the clock marks the ever-closing period...

Mr. Range

Amanda Pelletier May 7, 2013

It is a well known fact that teachers are underappreciated for the amount and high quality of work that they produce and engage in everyday. They are often not thanked for the lives that they impact;...


Amanda Pelletier May 5, 2013

After four months of carefully avoiding any places, people, or situations imminent of germs and all things threatening my immediate health (minus school, cause I couldn’t really avoid that), I am afraid...

Role Reverse

Amanda Pelletier April 26, 2013

When I went out to California for surgery in December, I left out a lot of details. I didn’t mention how on the plane ride there we encountered the infamous ‘Abby Lee’ from the reality TV show,...

The invincible light

Amanda Pelletier April 19, 2013

There are certain days in our lives that will forever be embedded in our minds. It can be amazing days -- days when you receive your first kiss, days when your significant other declares their love for...

The sweet taste of freedom

Amanda Pelletier April 14, 2013

Freedom is a word with countless definitions. To some people it may mean escaping the boring treachery of the walls that confine them in school or work, to others it may be the ability to choose their...

Rolling with the tide

Amanda Pelletier April 5, 2013

If you have ever been to the ocean, you know what I mean when I say how something about simply just being there can put you at rest, can ease your mind of all your troubles and worry and stresses that...

A night to remember

Amanda Pelletier March 9, 2013

Life is all about moments. Good moments, bad moments, great moments--there is all kinds. Sometimes those moments aren’t always picture perfect though, they are not always moments we want to remember....

Strength in numbers

Amanda Pelletier March 1, 2013

As Aristotle once said, we are social animals. The very existence of our being thrives on human communication, for without it, I wouldn’t be sitting here writing this blog, nor would you be reading...

Breaking routine

Amanda Pelletier February 24, 2013

I think the two most common pieces of advice I have received from others regarding my future and really just life in general are don’t take life for granted, and live life to the fullest. Generally...

Toward normal

Amanda Pelletier February 16, 2013

In our life we have a lot of firsts that mark major milestones -- first step, first word, first day of school, first time riding a bike...the list can pile up to compose a pretty high stack of endless...

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