A window inside life at Augustana College

Hello, my name is Gary Miller and I am currently a Sophomore at scenic and tree-filled Augustana College. I am a Colorado native who currently lives in downtown Denver and is a proud graduate of Columbine High School. I am an English-Creative Writing major with a Theatre minor, I also enjoy coloring outside the lines in the coloring books my professors give me here. I love being involved with Augustana football, wrestling, and Phi Omega Phi. If you take time to read my blog I can’t guarantee you will become smarter or know how to do Kung Fu like the Matrix, but you and I can be e-friends (as the kids call it). Most importantly — Go Vikings!

The Big Blue House

This is not what my Dad looks like, I know there was a lot of confusion at the Zander house ice cream social last night. I know the resemblance is uncanny and I look like I remember the Titans but the truth is we had a conversation once and I couldn’t even pick them out […]

The Start of School and Something Special.

David Lee Roth once said about school, “Ow! Got it bad, got it bad, got it bad I’m hot for teacher I’ve got it  bad, so bad I’m hot for teacher”. I feel the same enthusiasm about starting at Augie again. The campus looks like it has been working out this summer to impress an […]

Augustana People: Connor “Not Alex Bowers” Cummings

Because I believe in equality and that Elvis is currently living in Milwaukee, I wanted to gain further insight into the male psyche at Augustana. The mind of an Augustana man is one of great complication. Our previous subject of interrogation was our marvelous Kwilli (holla). This time it is the magnanimous Connor Cummings. This […]

Augustana People: THE KWilli

“Augustana is fantastic place to send your children or house pets. I never would have became the man I am or learned how to build a suit of armor that would save the world or defeat the Mandarin. Go Vikings” -Tony Stark. The best thing about Augustana isn’t the trees that talk, the hills that […]

When You’re a Kid You Want To Grow Taller Than Trees

Here is a toast to childhood and the kids who dream too much. When I was a student at Mountain View elementary school in Parker, Colorado we were given the obligatory assignment every kid gets  at some point “what do you want to be when you grow up”.  I figured out right then and there what […]

Mythological Creatures: Can You Trust Them With Your 401K?

If there is one thing I do take seriously in my life it’s being knowledgeable about how to battle mythical creatures. It’s been a lifelong pursuit for me, much like playing baseball with honor was for Mark Mcgwire*. It all began when I was a baby and a chupacabra named Rumple Steeleskins made a jaunt […]

Go Forth and Get High Paying Jobs

Another school year ended. I kept telling myself that it would last forever like I do every year and again I was wrong. When this school year ended I felt the same way when Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson broke up. I was depleted, shattered, and no longer a  98 Degrees fan. I convinced myself […]

Tommy Enke, American Icon

I taped an apple to my ceiling today and waited for hours to see if it would fall on my head and give me a brilliant idea. I stared idly at my wall hoping to learn the secrets of the universe like a Pre-kindergarten level Isaac Newton. After nothing happened I decided to pace around my […]

Poetry and Paschen

This past Friday I had the opportunity along with my classmates to go to a poetry day at Rivermont Collegiate in Bettendorf, Iowa. The school goes from Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade. Important for the readers out there to know is the architecture in that school was incredible. It was like walking into the house from […]

The Fax of Life

Growing up I had some wonderful neighbors who lived by me. These neighbors were the Nissen family, consisting of three gentleman who gave me some wonderful life lessons. An example of which included telling me that blood made the grass grow. I tried telling my teachers this for years but I always ended up eating […]