Thursday, September 25, 2008

Apple Picking

Apple picking is starting to become a tradition for me and our "adopted" kids. This year we added on raspberry picking. I've decided berry picking is a lot more time consuming than apple picking. But it was still fun and it made a good cobbler latter.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

What Matters to InterVarsity

Well, after much's been fun to see this video in a completed form. It's a video that Finn (the last 2100 intern who lived with us) worked on while he was here in the states. It's pretty cool...and has an amazing commentator or voice over (I'm pretty biased though). In fact if you ever want to hear more of his voice you can call him and listen to his voice mail. :)

Friday, September 05, 2008

College Mindset List

The Beloit College Mindset list has been out for a little while now and some of our favorites are:

-Harry Potter could be a classmate, playing on their Quidditch team.
-GPS satellite navigation systems have always been available.
-The Warsaw Pact is as hazy for them as the League of Nations was for their
-The Green Bay Packers (almost) always had the same starting quarterback.
-The Royal New Zealand Navy has never been permitted a daily ration of rum.
-Off-shore oil drilling in the United States has always been prohibited.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


One of the biggest lessons I learned during my time in college and my time on staff is that white people do indeed have culture. And like anything there are both good things and bad things about that. Because of my continued growing awareness in that direction, I was quite amuzed to listen to a recent book review/interview on NPR today entitled "Poking fun at the Stuff White People Like".

While I'm sure that many of the things he points out are not exclusive to white culture nor do they apply to every white person, it does bring up a lot of things that I have to admit I, as a white person, have bought into far to often! And because I often have bought into these things, I enjoyed the reveiw.