A window inside life at Augustana College

What is True Love?: An Example (February: writings of love in weekly installments)

True love it timeless. This video brings me to tears at the purity of the bond between these two people. I hope anyone that watches this enjoys it as much as I have.

I Became a Big Boy Today and Pampers Didn’t Even Notice

Spring break 2013 in Rock Island has been a learning experience thus far. I feel like the narrator in a growing up tale written by Stephen King’s nephew Rodney King. I began my Friday with a wrestling practice where one of my coaches asked me a profound question that really dug at the core of me. “Gary, […]

I’m a survivor

Destiny’s Child once said: “I’m a survivor/I’m not gon give up.” That was my motto for winter term and let me tell you – I’m a survivor. Somehow I managed to complete 86+ pages for my political science and communication studies senior inquiry papers. This was on top of another 20ish pages for another class. […]

Ten Relationship Words That Aren’t Translatable Into English (February: writings of love in weekly installments)

Our means of expression is often limited by the language we use. The value an abstract idea holds in a culture can be seen in the amount of ways available for people to express it to each other. Unfortunately, in the English-speaking culture, there are just some feelings/actions that don’t can’t be expressed in a […]

Nearly there . . . nearly!

Six hours of studying today. Six. And that’s for one final… After writing a 10-page paper for the same class. Hey, that’s what you have to look forward to when you go to college! Getting an eddy-cation and all that! Honestly, there’s not much to write about. Finals, finals, and more finals. Actually, that is […]

10 Things Making Week 10 Gooderer? Yeah that’s a word.

1. This guy and his face. I believe he goes by Connor Cummings, or Nalthar the Destroyer. I’m thankful his gang of mercenaries protect me when I have to pick up eggs from the store, or when I go venture to see my friends in the “forbidden zone”. Got nothin’ but love for my crew […]

World Hunger Day!

Yesterday was a whirlwind.  It was the day of my communication studies senior project event!  I was a mix of emotions the whole day…nervous, excited, happy.  But during the whole day, I could not stop smiling.  Before I go any further, let’s rewind so you all know what the heck I’m talking about! At the […]


So, for my last post of winter term, I figured I’d do something different–a movie review. This might be a bit late in coming, because Argo was released several months ago, but if you haven’t watched it, you really should. It’s been nominated for a bunch of different Oscars (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor for […]

Say yes to the dress (February: writings of love in weekly installments)

After a fairly long lull in activity, Leslie is back and with commitment! Since I’ve been inactive for a while, I figure it would be a good idea to make a weekly post concerning love, good, bad, or nonsensical. This week, I’ll start with a thought: Love is like someone with amateur sewing abilities finding […]