Often I cry the hardest when someone says something nice about me. I think it is because those nice things are harder to believe than whatever pain I’ve been wading through. It is a sad truth, that our own value can be so unbelievable. I realize that I’m probably not the only one who feels […]
One of my goals this summer is to study for and take the GRE. Although I have taken hundreds of tests in my life, this one costs $195 and the possibility of entrance into graduate school. So I’m taking it fairly seriously. However, I recently came across this wonderful reminder about what tests don’t measure: […]
For 16 years my life has been structured around a school calendar. Now I am free floating, unrestrained and undefined. I moved to a new city (free rent thanks to my gracious brother and sister-in-law), don’t have a job (by choice), and have no clue where I will be three months from now (I have […]
Would you consider yourself limitless? Or how would you define yourself? The essay “Faustian Economics” by Wendell Berry starts out with a observation about the apparent belief that the American way of life is somehow indestructible. If you are like me, just the word “economics” would make you hesitant about reading this essay–economy is practically […]
You might have noticed that it’s been a good long while since I last posted. There are a lot of reasons for this, but I’m going to halt my incessant need to apologize and be honest: I needed this break, and I’m not going to be sorry about taking it. Truthfully I’m probably speaking to myself right now more than you, because you are probably much more forgiving of my not blogging than I am of myself.
He said to me: “The trees are on fire today.” In his brain, behind neatly swished hair, he wished for a camera to document violent red and vicious yellow leaves. He doesn’t know fire though. I have met its wicked tongue seen the heat in its pupils, dilated with ravaging. Those trees on fire were far from […]
The theme this year for chapel and our University Ministries organization is “eccentric.” Pastor Judy spoke both last Sunday at collegelife and Wednesday in chapel to introduce this theme to us as students.