Archive | November, 2004

Irony of Thorns

I have periodic moments in which I am astounded by my ideological separation from the rest of the world, even within my subgroups of friendship. Either I am indirectly blasted by hateful speech towards Christianity or I am misunderstood as a questionable troublemaker. At least on one side it’s simple misunderstanding – I’m not criticized […]

Suspiro – Tale of Mortification

Mortification is the word of the day. My day had been planned out with a chart and everything. Super Academia. and then I got distracted. I missed the last of my buses, so I took the car and drove around campus trying to find metered parking (I don’t have a parking pass… not until January). […]

Archaeological Fieldwork

I participated in my first batch of archaeological fieldwork on Saturday. 9am-12pm. Nothing major, but it was exciting… shovel tests at twenty meter transects. Pairs of two dug foot round/deep holes and sifted the dirt/plants/rocks through a shaker screen. Anything of interest is bagged and marked. I’m trying to be careful about sounding too important… […]

Letter to Editor: Liberalization of Education

Letter to the Editor: Southwest Standard, Nov. 5 2004 The Nov. 5 article “Students Show Strong Support for Democrats” provides biased perspective of the recent election results. Local statistics are provided and are valuable, but do not show that students led the precincts in support of Kerry. SMSU is within one of Springfield’s urban centers. […]

First Friday Boyfriend

I require a First Friday boyfriend. No real commitment is necessary for this position, outside of presence and responsibilities related to the evening of each month’s first friday. Responsibilities include: 1) Willingness to explore every gallery on the art walk. 2) Suitable for a variety of conversations (artsy, philosophic, literary, silly) and periods of silence. […]