The B-Line: Tech to Try: Your iPad is Due Back in... →
theb-line: O’Neill Library: That block of cement in the middle of campus is actually full of some pretty useful stuff. You’ll find books, newspapers, magazines, journals, microfiche (if you’re into that kind of thing), DVDs, CDs, cassette tapes, and pretty much anything you might ever need for…
Message in a Bottle Nets Unexpected Response →
Dancing Towards Uncertainty What up, English majors? This art teacher beautifully relates the emotions I’m unable to express when I think about how I’ll be panhandling (and I don’t mean lounging on a Pensacola beach) after graduation. I continue to find solace in similar essays and quotes like Robert Graves’ “There is no money in poetry, but there is no poetry...
The Weather Outside It wasn’t much of a snow, but I convinced her that we were needed outside. She nimbly descended the porch steps like a child negotiating her first ocean waves. I was knee deep in snow before the first flake landed on her nose and she called, “Come back inside. The fire’s warm.” But I was midway through a snowman closely resembling...
I'm Going to Space! →
I’m not gonna lie. I’ve always wanted to be an astronaut minus the whole emphasis on science. I just want to do cartwheels on the moon and destroy asteroids with my spaceship (that computer game was based on a true story, right?). This doesn’t get me physically any closer to space, but I’m a big believer in baby steps.
Porcelain After fortifying the door we embraced the tranquility of an abandoned china shop pausing to discuss pressing issues such as the height our Christmas tree would be that December and baby names that were original but didn’t expect too much. Untouched by looters, every dish remained intact, ignorant of the swarms outside. I turned over a box and set two porcelain...
Recommended Watch This takes me back to the days when I was a below average skateboarder and I got my kicks attempting what seemed like semi-daring feats the results of which were sure to smart a little (but not too much). Except that was about consumerism and this is about real life.
Gold Star for the Week of 11/1
You might be wondering what the gold star is. Well, so am I because I just made it up upon reading this story in the Globe. Heroes are made every day so I figured it was only appropriate for me to recognize these outstanding individuals in front of my vast readership. You won’t find Olympians or kids with 1,000 volunteer hours here. This distinction goes out to true Americans like you and...