Archives: September 2009

Day 246 – Shadow

September 3, 2009

Today was the second first day of classes (Hillsdale has two schedules…MWF and TTH). I have a lot of homework, so I am just posting a photo today.

Day 248 – Touchdown!

September 5, 2009

Hillsdale beat Michigan Tech 37–35 in a close game today at home. The photos below show number 22, Vinnie Panizzi, scoring a magnificent touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Click on the photos to view them at a larger size.

Day 249 – What’s Different?

September 6, 2009

What is different about these two photos? Please leave your answers in the comments. This is for a project I am working on, so I appreciate your answers. Click on the photos to view them at a larger size. You can then toggle between the two to examine them.

Day 250 – Expectations

September 7, 2009

An aspect of human behavior has been puzzling me lately…Expectations. When we are asked a question, why do we expect there to be an answer? Since this is probably not terribly clear, consider this:

A friend walked up to me in my dorm one day and asked me if I noticed anything different about his looks. I didn’t right offhand, so I looked at him for a minute, then said, “It looks like you have makeup under your eyes.” He was kind of puzzled at this answer, because he thought his hair looked strange, when in fact it looked no different than any other day. I did not know that he had his hair in mind when he asked me, so I studied him, looking for something different about his appearance. I looked to the point of actually making up something which was not there (makeup). Why? I expected something to be different since he asked me. Since I thought this, I rejected reality (that nothing was different about his appearance) and tricked myself into seeing something that did not exist. Why did I expect there to be an answer? I have no idea.

Day 251 – “Cleaned By Capitalism”

September 8, 2009

Starting on Earth Day in 2004, Don Boudreaux at did a series of posts titled “Cleaned by Capitalism”. These posts display low cost pollution-fighting technology that capitalism has brought the world. He only did a few posts in 2004, but in the last couple months, he has made a lot more posts displaying how capitalism cleans our lives.

Day 254 – Another Beautiful Day

September 11, 2009

Here is a shot I snapped of Dr. Weaire teaching at the outdoor forum. After the fog cleared this morning, the weather was beautiful, and many professors took their classes outdoors. Click on the photo to view it at a larger size.

Day 257 – Links I Found Today

September 14, 2009

I have only been taking photos for paper assignments the last few days, as I have been pretty busy with homework. So, here are some cool links I found today. I will post a photo from the CCA tomorrow.

Day 258 – David Henderson

September 15, 2009

Today, economist and professor David Henderson visited Hillsdale today and gave a talk to Praxis, the political economy club. David Henderson blogs at Econlog. (This is not a photo from the CCA. I have yet to edit those photos.)

Day 260 – Computers

September 17, 2009

I had a few photos in the Collegian today, but here is one I took that did not get published. It was supposed to go with an article that ended up not running this week.

Day 262 – Chargers Win 23-0

September 19, 2009

At their first evening game in 3 years, the Hillsdale Chargers football team had a shutout victory over University of Indianapolis. Here are a few shots from the evening. Click on the photos to view them at a larger size:

Day 263 – Flag Football is Dangerous!

September 20, 2009

Today’s lesson from watching flag football: Make sure you always grab the flags, not someone’s shorts. Also, it is useful to have an extra pair of shorts in case someone does not follow the first lesson and rips your shorts to shreds.

Day 264 – Studying on the Quad, Part II

September 21, 2009

Part II of my Studying on the Quad series. I was walking around campus taking photos for the college last week, and I saw my friend Casey studying in what was left of the dwindling sunlight of the late afternoon.

Day 265 – Hillsdale Blogs I Read

September 22, 2009

Today I thought about the blogs I read authored by people at Hillsdale. I want to recognize them because I think there are wonderful insights and photos on these blogs. Please check them out.

Day 268 – Men of The Graveyard

September 25, 2009

Here are two of the men who live in a house named “The Graveyard.” I took the photo for The Collegian, but it ended up not running. Oh well.

Day 270 – Theatre Auditions & Rehearsals

September 27, 2009

A few shots from the auditions for Red Herring and rehearsals for Our Town. It looks like this year is going to be a good one for the Hillsdale theatre department!

Day 273 – Sick Away From Home

September 30, 2009

Last year, I managed to not get any sicker than a sore throat or sinus problems. Nothing I had to miss class over. I am not so fortunate this year. I caught a bug which managed to take me down. I slept 16 of the past 24 hours and missed 3 classes today. I went to one, thinking I would be okay to go to more, but I felt worse as the class progressed, so I went back to my dorm and slept more. I plan to go back to bed as soon as I am finished with this four hour shift I have sitting at a computer lab.