Remember

Remember

Right now, it is 12:10 pm. I’m sitting in a very empty classroom listening to the hum of the air ducts and that Hellogoodbye song with the line “when we first met, your hair was long and brown.” It is setting the mood nicely. The classroom feels eerily vacant. We got let out early. One … Continue reading

Driver’s Ed Never Ends.

Driver’s Ed Never Ends.

Recently, on the highway between Boston and southern New Hampshire, I passed a car driving in the right lane. Above the license plate was a sticker reading “student driver” and in the driver’s seat was a very scared looking teenager. Even though I see student drivers fairly frequently, this sight reminded me of how I … Continue reading

Dreams

Dreams

  Been thinkin’ about dreams. Not the nonsensical stories your brain creates as you sleep at night. But the dreams we weave at our desks, head in hand. Dreams that flutter into our minds as we fly down asphalt and train tracks. Dreams crafted with cerebral scissors and mental glue. Dreams that make our eyes … Continue reading

Destination Oregon: Reflections

Destination Oregon: Reflections

Some time has passed since my United flight took off from Medford, Oregon. Some time has passed since the big white van full of students drove down the Greensprings Mountain. Instead of standing outside my bedroom window, those pine trees now stand in my memory. However, I ardently feel the need to talk about my … Continue reading

Destination Oregon: The O.E.

Destination Oregon: The O.E.

The OE is pine. Pine trees. Pine cones. Pine needles. Pine logs in black iron stoves. The creak and scrape of its heavy door in the wintery mornings. Lectures by the black board. Gravel roads. Pea-green Chevy pickups older than my dad. Chopping wood. Splitting wood. Hauling wood. Stacking wood. Burning wood, log by log. … Continue reading

Destination Oregon: Backpacking!

Destination Oregon: Backpacking!

One of the coolest things about The Oregon Extension is that we have several West Coast trips and excursions built into our academic calendar. In late September, the students break into several groups and go out into Oregon or Northern California for a weeklong backpacking trip. So on Monday, September 17th, my group journeyed to … Continue reading

Destination Oregon: In Between

Destination Oregon: In Between

Friday, August 24th 2012 As I sit at the table with my trusty laptop, the early air floats through the open windows. The grass is wet with late summer dew, giving its usual verdant color a sage appearance. I love this time, a time of being in between. In between the dimness of dawn and … Continue reading

A Glint of Heaven

A Glint of Heaven

This past summer, I spent eight fulfilling and enriching weeks at  Lakeside Christian Camp working as a camp counselor. Through the rainstorms and the sunshine, laughter and conversation, trial and error,  grace and mercy, God did mighty things at Lakeside this summer. Initially I was awestruck at becoming a counselor at Lakeside. I had attended … Continue reading