Month: January 2005

Story Time

I finished a new story, entitled “Music.” I had nearly forgotten how good it feels to finish one! and I met with my instructor, who had some good feedback for me, and I’m really liking how it’s going. I did a revision and will submit it to class on monday, for workshopping on THE BEST […]

Read More..

Music

When his father, Donald, called to say that his mother and brother had been in an accident, Simon went to the kitchen and threw together a quick sandwich. His father had sounded calm on the phone and even said the two hadn’t been badly hurt. He couldn’t help but wonder what good his presence would […]

Read More..

Pimp My Ride

I dropped my bicycle off with my landlord the other day to have him put a rack on, in case I go ahead and buy the Oxford Complete Shakespeare that I’m supposed to have for my shakespeare class. no way that monster is going to ride in my bookbag! anyway, he pressured me into buying […]

Read More..

Frustration!

gawd….I went for advising today at the LAS office, and I learned that I’d misunderstood the foreign language requirements. I had interpreted the requirement as EITHER four semesters of one language OR three semesters of two; the requirement is in fact: EITHER four semesters of one language OR three (high-school) YEARS of one language, along […]

Read More..

Dr. Robin Meyers

Here is a speech by Dr. Robin Meyers, meant to show how absurd it is for *any* christian to support bush. I may not agree with you about whether or not christ was a savior, but that’s another issue. this one affects people here and now.

Read More..

Third Try…

I’ve made two previous attempts to add this post, each time inadvertently closing out the window on which I was typing. here I go again. I’ll try not to hit the “x” this time. so I missed my first day of classes. I only had one class, and it was a big-ass lecture, so I […]

Read More..

Jesus

Jesus Christ has 72 friends at the university of Illinois!

Read More..

Out of Darkness

We count down the momentsuntil the calendar tells usIt’s Time to Start Over! All the sham drudgery and broken dreamsalong with that which was to be desirednow so much ink on so many pages resolutions madethis year we will be happier, healthier, braver, more kindbut how is it that letting go of things we barely […]

Read More..

Not One Damn Dime Day

Since our religious leaders will not speak out against the war in Iraq, since our political leaders don’t have the moral courage to oppose it, Inauguration Day, Thursday, January 20th, 2005 is “Not One Damn Dime Day” in America. On “Not One Damn Dime Day” those who oppose what is happening in our name in […]

Read More..

Where is my mind?

you know, they say that the first thing to go with age is … uh … what was it? this weekend, while visiting a friend in the quad cities, I picked up a twist-tie off the coffee table and held it up. I inspected it, telling my friend, “I remember taking this off of something…gosh, […]

Read More..