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What's been happening, I wonder?

So I scheduled another college visit... not to the same college, of course; this one's totally different. (Well, it's private and conservative, so maybe not totally. But very.)

I'm writing an article on Condi Rice. Thus, I am reading her biography. And ergo, I will be Googling her. Maybe.... maybe I'll just look for a Wikipedia article on her. And follow whatever links it lists.

I'm supposed to enter a couple essay contests by November 1st. One of which is the Voice of Democracy contest, sponsored by the VFW. At least it's simply a 3-5 minute speech on "Freedom's Challenge" (broadness of the topic is intentional to allow for freedom of interpretation). I think I'll narrow the topic to the necessity of an informed electorate. And I may have to narrow it down....

The other essay contest is Guideposts' "Sweet 16 Challenge" or whatever it's called. Up to 1,600 words on a true event that was memorable or changed my life. …


That's a line from Hook (that movie with Robin Williams as Peter Pan). Very appropriate, however - since it's been snowing off and on for... three hours? four? (No accumulation, though. That can be good or bad, depending on whether you're a ten-year-old boy or a thirty-year-old one.)

It's our first snow! And it's not even November yet!!

College visit numero uno!

Hah! Believe it or not, I made my first college visit last Monday. Saw most of the campus - which is very pretty. There are trees all over the place, and a large pond sits smack-dab in the middle of it all. The buildings are pretty too, in a late 1800s / early 1900s style (to match the original one or two, which have obviously been renovated). Hmmm.... what else? First I stopped at the admissions office (of course), then the bookstore, where I got a free T-shirt. (I rather like it - it's longer than most of my others.) I got to talk to the journalism prof, which was great. Learned a lot about the journalism program there - it sounded rather good! After the chat, we toured the campus, and saw inside several of the buildings.

The science building is the newest - with a glass elevator too. From there we checked out the time capsule (with an interesting sound experiment there!). Looked through the freshman girls' dorm - its rooms are teeeeeny, and it's not even air-…

I'm not dead!


I've just been busy... last month, a computer crashed where my mom works, so some stuff has been different and Mom's been doing stuff here at home. Plus I went on vacation to visit my cousins (well, actually we all did, but this is my blog after all) and visited a college on the way back. 'Twas an interesting college visit; got to tour the campus and lots of the buildings, and talked to the journalism prof, and got a free tee. First college visit ever for me.

Today was good. Sang "A Mighty Fortress" in church. I love that song...

A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing! Our helper he, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing - for still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe. His wrath and power are great, and - armed with cruel hate - on earth is not His equal!
Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing - were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God's on choosing. Dost ask who that may be? Chris…