This is the archive for August, 2009.
- Day 243 – The Goodbye
I took this shot at Freshman Convocation yesterday. These two sisters were saying goodbye before the older one went to officially start her college career.
- Day 242 – Freshman Convocation
Dr. Arnn, President of Hillsdale College, speaking at Freshman Convocation:
- Day 241 – Michindoh Retreat Cont.
Today was the last full day at the retreat. In addition to going to the excellent lectures, I went on the blob in the lake, and on the waterslide. Here are a few more shots (also taken on my phone) of Michindoh.
The blob (someone sits at the far end, and someone jumps from the platform onto the blob, and the person at the other end flies into the water) :
The honors program:
- Day 240 – Michindoh Retreat
Today was the first full day at the honors program retreat at Michindoh. So far the retreat has been great. We did some icebreaker activities to get to know the new freshmen, played ultimate frisbee, went on the huge waterslide, listened to wonderful discussions on Oscar Wilde and Picture of Dorian Gray, and had a bonfire. Here is a photo (taken with my phone…sorry about the low quality) at the bonfire:
- Day 239 – Back to Hillsdale
I am on my way back to Hillsdale today. After I get there and unpack all of my stuff, I am going to Michindoh on a retreat with the honors program.
- Day 238 – Another Quarry Photo
Here is another Amherst quarries photo. Click on the photo to view it at a larger size.
I packed all of my stuff today for my return to Hillsdale. My friends Aaron and Jayme are staying at my house tonight and we are all driving up to Hillsdale in the morning. I am excited!
- Day 237 – Teacher for a Day
I got the chance to teach two classes today at the spur of the moment! I went to work this morning (at Amherst Steele High School), and found out the teacher that the district hired to teach two visual design courses quit the night before. Since it was the first day of school, there were two full classes of students who were without a teacher, and the classes started in a half-hour. The students were just going to have a long, boring study hall, so I volunteered to teach some basics of web design and photography to the two classes. I really enjoyed it, and I hope the students got something out of it. The rest of the day was hectic with lots of tech problems, but at least those 3 hours went well. Today was my last day of work. I am spending Wednesday packing, then I am going back to Hillsdale on Thursday.
I had a wonderful evening with Amanda. We went out to dinner, shopped a little while at Crocker Park, and then saw Julie & Julia (it is a very long movie!). Tomorrow, I pack, then pick up Aaron and Jayme at the airport, then we are all driving up to Hillsdale Thursday morn!
- Day 236 – Amherst Quarries
My home town of Amherst, Ohio, has numerous sandstone quarries. In fact, from the late 19th to the middle of the 20th century, Amherst was known as the Sandstone Center of the World. Now, only one or two of the quarries are still in operation. Here are a few shots of some of the beautiful, old quarries that are now filled with water: