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The New Camp House. The Old Camp House.

The space that a church occupies has always meant something to me. I embrace the idea that as believers it is about collective worship and where we are collected to worship matters very little, but there is still something meaningful to me about the space we inhabit as a church body. Perhaps it’s because when I was younger, my school was a part of my church, so the places where I learned and dreamt and were scolded were the same […]

Devices in the Digital Age

I have recently come to the conclusion that social media is designed to promote oneself. I mean, this is an obvious observation, but when one thinks about it, it is extremely unsettling. The self, the ego, does not need any help making itself more known. The self is made known through our language, both official and colloquial, dress, occupation, habits, music and novel choices and so much more. One reveals oneself, ones ego, through a multitude of facets in a […]

Call the Midwife

Television is a mysterious creature. It is often viewed as a vice whose sole purpose is to seek, turn to mush and destroy. Although this situation may be the case with a large percentage of the shows that are currently on the air (I won’t point any fingers….yet), there are a few shows, well really one show, that has in fact done the opposite for me. “Call the Midwife” is a gritty English drama set in the east end of […]

Homework

I made my students write a poem of self, so I figured I should join with them. Here it is! On Coming to Another Town Why does the parking seem to go in circles? Who actually shops at a Piggly Wiggly? Where can I buy a REAL chocolate shake? (Or a hard roll or a good bagel or real pizza) Wait, barbeque is a food group, not an event? Faculty and Staff, school is closed. Oh, and it is cold […]

NDCS or HHS?

I do not look back on my high school career with fondness because it was a great and joyful experience (although it mostly was). In fact, my high school years were filled with the same pain and frustration that fill many of our teenage years. Instead, I find myself looking back on my high school career with great admiration because my high school did school well. I find myself reaching back into my teenage school years and pulling out ideas […]

Hey, Mrs. G, wanna sponsor Model UN?…

I am sitting in the advisor’s lounge at the Model UN Conference. Why? Because I am the advisor. I have to admit, this experience is a little surreal. It seems that not too long ago I was a student at a conference very similar to this (many, in fact). I remember the long car rides listening to the chaperones talk about adult things; I remember ignoring the person beside me in the car because they were being way too loud, […]

Manicures for Americans

The name of my current nail color is Bittersweet. How ironic. Here I sit on the cusp of this once-in-a-lifetime experience that will prove to be bittersweet, and I went and painted my nails to match. How appropriate. I must state though, that my current situation has proven to be more sweet than bitter. (Although I think my nail color is the opposite mixture, being that it is a grayish-brown…) Many of you who read this may know the reason […]

Sounds

The sound of the firetruck sirens grows louder as the truck sprints past my house on its way to the finish line. It does seem to mind that the sirens break through the calm and peaceful air like a lone cannon on a mountaintop. The firetruck has a goal, a mission, and its sirens are the sounds that will get it there. My house will always have the sound of a fire truck whizzing past. The sound of a dying […]

The Biggest Roof I ever Saw

I have the biggest roof of all the people I know. Sounds strange, but it’s true. My roof covers me, my husband and my dog (and not just any dog; she is a very needy, very weird, very large rescue dog) Additionally, it provides a safe haven for my sister as she prepares to get married (what a blessing to be the center of all this wedding planning, preparing, and yes all the mushy-gushiness that comes along with that). Very […]

A Little Bit of Everything

We dropped our first $800 at Home Depot a few days ago. It’s no wonder the store is able to stay in business; a new home owner needs everything, and everything is expensive. The daunting task of painting our new home looms on my horizon. Thankfully, I have a few people who are willing to come lend a hand as we prepare to get our new house all up to snuff. I have fabulous plans for lush carpets, gorgeous chandeliers […]

Long Time Coming

You will have to forgive me if this post gets to be a little lengthy; I have discovered that I suddenly have something to write about. It’s funny how I can go through weeks and even months feeling not much of anything (at least anything worth expressing through prose) and then in one week I have all sorts of emotions to poor into my writing. I think this inability to write has to do with several things: 1. the uncertainty […]

A Tribute to Autumn. (one of many…)

To Autumn by William Blake O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stained With the blood of the grape, pass not, but sit Beneath my shady roof; there thou mayst rest, And tune thy jolly voice to my fresh pipe, And all the daughters of the year shall dance! Sing now the lusty song of fruits and flowers. “The narrow bud opens her beauties to The sun, and love runs in her thrilling veins; Blossoms hang round the brows of Morning, […]