Weekly Photo Challenge: Self Portrait

Back in my college days :) Good times… it’s hard to believe I’ve been out for two years already! Maybe a more current set of self-portraits is in order for the holidays. I love that I’m rocking a Caucus shirt I tie-dyed during the last presidential election… If you don’t know who I want this […]

Occupy YOUR Town

*Updated 10:15 pm Oct 14, 2011 I’ve heard murmurs in grocery lines, on friend’s couches and in the posts my acquaintances are plastering on Facebook. Much of the direct communication I’ve received about “Occupy Wall Street” has been supportive. Technology has made it easy for like-minded individuals to plan together and it has made it […]

Photographic Novel

Please visit PHOTOGRAPHIC NOVEL to see more photographs of… UNI campus, trees, trips, zoos, drawings, concerts, local buildings, plants, cats, the downtown Waterloo area, friends, flowers, nature, shadows, tattoos, libraries, feet, Colorado mountains, cemeteries, goats and anything else your ♥ could possibly desire! You can read this novel from start to finish, start from the […]

Business School is… BULLSHIT!

This is a comment I received on a message I sent the University of Northern Iowa where I am currently a student and employee. My original message was about the declining quality of the education at UNI and my personal dissatisfaction with a proposed $100 surcharge for the spring semester (after financial aid has been […]

Education: Is it Worth the Money or Effort?

I am disappointed in my school and their decision to charge students a $100 surcharge when the nearest community college has found a way around a similar fee at their institution. This surcharge comes with additional increases in fees and tuition totaling over 6% for 2010-11! “As a senior and a student employee (for most […]

Early Modern Drama

Modernity is reliant on visible evidence this is reasonable due to the shift from a faith-based medieval society to a reason-based modern society. Religious faith requires a belief in something a person cannot see with their eyes while science is the opposite. Science relies exclusively on what can be counted, measured and tested. Elizabethans had […]

Iraq War Forum: Five Year Anniversary in Iraq

I attended the Vets for Freedom Iraq war forum in order to learn from the firsthand experiences of those who have served in the military. I feel it is important since being a soldier is a completely different experience from my own. I’ll admit to being a little bit of a dreamer. I hold signs […]

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 […]