Snow Tracks: The Aftermath

I took these today in between digging my car out and taking my mom grocery shopping. I am still freezing from spending a lot of time kicking snow around and using a broken shovel and broom! These turned out pretty neat, I love the ones of our outdoor sitting area, they are totally random! I […]

10,023

10,023 people accidentally ended up here… finally! I will gather my thoughts and be with you shortly… now I celebrate! Today was an extremely strange day and I want to do it justice. It all began at sometime around 10 am and is just wrapping up at midnight. I plan on staying up late into […]

Moving Day

I grew up in a medium sized town in Iowa on what is called the “East Side” which has a reputation for being slightly more run down than other areas of town. I always thought my neighborhood was great. I wasn’t afraid of walking nearly a mile to either my elementary or middle school and […]

Kevin Costner: Ocean of Dreams, Dances with BP or Oilworld?

Kevin Costner, one of the first “stars” spotted in the Gulf coast has introduced a ‘dream machine’ that will separate oil from water. Some are calling it the Deepwater Horizon spill, some the Gulf oil spill and others still call it BP’s mess (all are accurate) but what they aren’t talking about is that many […]

What if BP did it on purpose?

This is just a thought, but what if BP really did it? What if they made this disaster on purpose in order to gain more oil in a shorter period of time. They certainly don’t seem concerned with stopping the flow, just collecting the crude-water. Does anyone know how much the rig was able to […]

Turtles, Manatees and BP, “OIL, MY!”

I don’t care about the series finale of “Lost.” I don’t return the glances and rabid white teeth of celebrities at the cash register. I don’t watch much reality television, in fact, I canceled cable a few months ago and never looked back. I find that even without my daily dose of 24-hour ticker-vision, 2 […]

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty (French: La Belle au Bois dormant, “The Beauty sleeping in the wood“) is a classic fairy tale which involves a beautiful princess, an enchantment and a handsome prince. It is the first in the set published in 1697 by Charles Perrault, Contes de ma Mère l’Oye (“Tales of Mother Goose”).  There have been […]

Alex Lemons

An article from the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier. Alex Lemons was a friend and classmate of mine. I will be visiting the lemon tree that was planted in his memory at our middle school soon because a new school has been built nearby. Our old elementary school has been torn down. The last time I remember […]

1st Silent Film

I just remembered the first time I watched a silent film. It was on television late night at my Grandma’s and my best friend was staying over. I think it was about Cleopatra… I was so intrigued by how it looked because it was spooky and different. I think that was also the night we […]

Open Sesame Seed

“Open sesame,” the famous phrase from the Arabian Nights, reflects the distinguishing feature of the sesame seed pod, which bursts open when it reaches maturity. WHFoods The term “open sesame” first appeared in the Arabian book “The Thousand and One Nights.” “Open Sesame” was the magical password that opened the entrance to the cave in […]

Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov

This play was performed in an intimate setting that caused the line between audience and action to blur. The action of the play was situated so that everyone had a unique perspective. The seating mirrored the v-shaped stage that was set with a piano, table and numerous rocking chairs. Everything was strikingly monochromatic. The whiteness […]

The House of Blue Leaves

I wasn’t upset by the ending of the play, it was more fun watching the reactions of people who clearly were expecting something else. The murder was subtle at first, the music added to the creepiness, the lighting especially added to the mood. A few individuals snickered and someone who was really confused blurted “Is […]