A Letter to Myself as a College Freshman

This semester I am teaching a section of First Year Studies at UPIKE. It is a class that is geared toward helping students transition from high school to college and helping them feel at home on campus. One of their first assignments is to write a letter to themselves that they will turn in this… Continue reading A Letter to Myself as a College Freshman

25th Birthday Party: The Surprisee’s Perspective

As you read in the previous post, Andy went all out for my birthday. I could act humble and say that it was way more than I wanted but let's be serious, it was everything I've always wanted. I'm not selfless or holy enough to wish people would just make a big deal of Jesus… Continue reading 25th Birthday Party: The Surprisee’s Perspective

On Saltwater Crocodiles and Walks Home

PROLOGUE I returned to campus in the fall of 2008 a few days before Andy did (he hadn't realized that he loves helping with freshman move-in yet) and I have a distinct memory of being really excited to see him. There was just something about him. I'm not really sure what it was but I… Continue reading On Saltwater Crocodiles and Walks Home