Monthly Archives: April 2011

It comes down to a moment

I don’t remember picking where I was going to college. I remember applying; I remember touring campuses; I remember making pro vs. con lists. I remember the trivial stuff that went on the lists (Which campus had better dorm food?). I know I made the decision, no one else. I’d like to remember coming down […]

Time really does move quite quickly

It’s nearly the end of April, 2011.  This is a bittersweet milestone for me this year, because it is the halfway point in my seasonal job at Green Diamond Resource Company.  In a simplified sense, I get to ride ATVs, feed wild owls, view fantastic landscapes, observe dynamic flora and fauna, traverse unique ecosystems, absorb […]

If only I were Stretch Armstrong

Last week, I was attending a poetry reading event and one of the pieces by another local poet resonated with my emotions and is still haunting me. He used an image that is all-too-familiar to how I feel, especially in the six months since I’ve moved to Florida. When he introduced the poem, he said […]

Make it so

Today is First Contact day. In the Star Trek universe, it’s the date on which Humans first make contact with an alien race, the Vulcans. It’s a strange holiday to celebrate maybe, but I wore my red shirt in honor of the occasion. First Contact is also my favorite Star Trek movie, and I plan […]

The Maiden Voyage

Greetings brothers, sisters, strangers, friends, and fellow beings. My name is Andrew. I am new to #Life, and I am eager to begin my maiden voyage into the realm of the blogosphere. Please, folks, no icebergs. I start my life from the humblest of beginnings, in rural Illinois, built on the heritage of a small […]

Verging on burnout while battling complacency

It’s 6:30 p.m. on a Friday night and I’m still working. I work a lot anyway, but tonight’s a special case because one of my city councils is meeting for a goals retreat. The council will draft long-term goals for the city, so as a journalist, I have to be here. The members are in […]