I recently decided that I wanted to read some of the older books a lot of my professors have talked about the last couple of years. I've read a lot of what people would describe as "classic" novels, but I felt like there were a lot of cultural experiences I was missing because I never … Continue reading Stranger in a Stranger book
Lauralee was home. Thirteen years and seven months after her parents sold it, she bought the house she grew up in. The house had changed some, but then so had she. She graduated high school at the top of her class, joined the Army reserves, got deployed to Africa, came back to North Platte, got … Continue reading Final Column: The house she grew up in
On Saturday, April 21st, I went to see the Kearney Community Theatre's production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing with my friend Lauralee. It was directed by Lauren Bonk and was set in 1890's Nova Scotia in The Messina Tavern. While each character was amazingly cast, I want to point out that David Rozema's Leonato … Continue reading My thoughts on Much Ado About Nothing
Lauralee was home. Thirteen years after her parents sold it, Lauralee bought the house she grew up in. The house had changed some, but then so had she. She graduated high school at the top of her class, joined the Army reserves, got deployed to Africa, got an associates degree and started on her bachelors, … Continue reading The house she grew up in
I'm a writer. It's what I do. But it never ceases to amaze me how one or two photos can tell a story that it would take me thousands of words to do justice to. Even then it doesn't always get the point across. We all know that bad things happen in the world, we … Continue reading Pulitzer Prize: Feature Photography
In 57 days my best friend Lauralee and I are going on my annual summer trip. This year we are doing the Cruise Croatia: Split to Split tour with EF Ultimate Break. It's 7 cities in 12 days, and a lot of time cruising on a ship in between. To say we're excited would be … Continue reading Some things I learned about Croatia
As an English major, one of my favorite hobbies is using strange words that nobody will understand without looking them up. Believe you me, there are some strange words out there with even stranger meanings. Also, I always get strange looks for the "believe you me" expression. So here's a list of the weirdest words … Continue reading Strange words
I've always loved horror stories...well that's a lie. I've always loved reading horror stories. I watched the original IT when I was young and it scarred me for years. Now I love just about anything scary as long as there isn't a whole lot of gore. So, years ago as I sifted through all the … Continue reading Media Criticism: Creepypasta
I love camping. What's funny is that in almost 25 years, I've only been camping maybe 10 times. Maybe 4 of those were in the last 10 years. I find camping so relaxing, getting away from the hustle and bustle of my normal life. It always feels weird. Not the sleeping in a tent and … Continue reading I want to go camping.
Last week Noam Cohen wrote an article called Conspiracy videos? Fake news? Enter Wikipedia, 'the good cop' of the internet. I was just scrolling through the opinion articles in the Washington Post when the title made me do a double take. For me, Wikipedia is automatically associated with my high school teachers telling us that under … Continue reading Media Criticism: Relying on Wikipedia?