Quote of the Day – Stephen Sondheim on Writing

Now that school is out for the summer, I really hope to get back to writing, that is, should I have any adventures worth writing. You’ll see them. 🙂 The worst thing you can do is censor yourself as the pencil hits the paper. You must not edit until you get it all on paper….

No.

It’s so hard to say “no.” I’m a social creature by nature, contrary to as much as I bemoan them, I really do love the company of others. I like being in the thick of things and one of the hardest things for me to say when asked about attending events is: “No.” But, I…

Quote of the Day – Elbert Hubbard on Education

I just learned that April is Education month, amongst other things. I ran across this quote and laughed, as a college student, because I know this to be mostly true, except that some teachers matter, good teachers matter. So, today’s quote is a little tongue-in-cheek, sometimes it’s true. Academic education is the act of memorizing…

Quote of the Day – Norman Peale on Accomplishment

I’ve a couple things to celebrate today. First, that’s the place my bowling team ended the season in. First Place. We’re the season champions, I feel pretty awesome about that. Second, I opened my email today to find the following statement: “We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your appointment to…

Teachers Matter

Subtext: the right teachers matter. We all know I’m currently in college. I’ve had the experience of good teachers and very BAD teachers. There are all types of teachers and usually the good ones leave and do something different/better and the bad ones get tenure? No, I’m kidding, that’s purely in jest. I’ve had my…

Photo of the Day – A Bottle of Ripple

I’m longing for a beach trip. Somewhere to getaway for a little bit of rest and relaxation. I know this is because I’m only two weeks into the term at school and I have another nine to go. So today, I bring you a piece of the beach so come along for the ride.

Quote of the Day – Oliver Goldsmith on Learning

I’m off on a field trip for my Geology class today. Meaning a self-guided tour of some rocks. Since it’s in the Columbia River Gorge, i’m going to freeze off my bum. I was reminded of this quote and I laughed. 🙂 Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning, Good liquor,…

Top 11 Posts of 2011

Well, we’re almost to 2012 and recently I posted my top 11 photos of ’11, so I thought I would dig around in my stats and share with you the items that a plurality of you decided to visit over the year. They’re ranked by number of views. 11: (Dis)Engaging Google+ – I’ve written that…

What My Blog Says About Me.

Lets be honest. I don’t put a whole lot of thought into my blog. I don’t have an editorial strategy of what I’m going to post. I do, however, put a lot of “me” into this space. The sub-theme, “Heaping Scoops Of My Brain,” isn’t just clever witticism, This space is really all about what…

Charting Course

Or conversely, changing direction? Recently I posted a plea for advice as I was in a place where I had to make a decision, whether to subject myself to more schooling or to take my marbles and run. I choose to subject myself to more torture; however, this means that I have to change majors…