Month: 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • Day 235 – Sky Lift 2002 and 2009

    On day 184, I posted about visiting Gatlinburg, TN for the day. During the course of the day, I got my photo taken on the Sky Lift, which runs up the side of the mountain. When my parents and I got home, I found out that I had my photo taken on the Sky Lift […]

  • Day 234 – Ashland / Palm Pre

    This morning/early afternoon, I went to Ashland with HankD and Jackie to go to Fin Feather Fir Outfitters. While in Ashland, we stopped at Ashland University, where Jackie went to college. Above is a photo of one of the buildings on campus. A note on my Palm Pre: I found out today that it is […]

  • Day 233 – Motivational Speaker / Pepsi Natural

    Motivational speaker and football champ Joel Penton spoke to the incoming freshman at Amherst High School today. Impulse buy of the day: Pepsi Natural. My Mom and I went to Target to pick up a few things, and I saw Pepsi Natural sitting on the shelf. I’ve heard of the Pepsi Throwback and the Mountain […]

  • Day 232 – Bottling Wine

    I spent the evening at my Aunt and Uncle’s house tonight where my Dad and Uncle bottled some wine that my Uncle made. Here are some photos: The clean bottles: Corks soaking: The wine: Adding sweetening and flavoring: The bottling bucket: Bottling: And finally, corking:

  • Day 231 – Girls Soccer Seniors

    I’ve been taking sports team photos for Amherst Steele High School this week. In the middle of taking headshots of the seniors on the girls soccer team, the four seniors wanted me to take a quick shot of them together. (I made sure they were okay with me posting this after I took it.)

  • Day 230 – Palm Pre

    I got a Palm Pre! I’ve only had it for a few hours, but I really like it. I will write an in-depth review in a few days, after I’ve had time to find the ins and out of it. For now, here is a low quality photo of it charging on the touchstone:

  • Day 229 – Candle Photos

    I was in the picture taking mood tonight, so I decided to take some photos of a candle that is part of the centerpiece on our kitchen table. Which one do you like best? What could I do better? Click on the photos to view them at a larger size.

  • Day 228 – Hanging out a the Pool

    Today, my Dad’s side of the family had a party at my Grandma’s house. Amanda joined us! Here are a few quick shots: My Dad: Some of the family:

  • Day 227 – Amanda’s Post

    Hello everyone! As you have probably deduced from the title, this is not CAG posting, but his girlfriend. I would first like to apologize to Emily Fisher and all of Chuck’s other avid readers for posting after 12:00 AM. We just returned from swimming with Sean Nelson, Lydia Witte, Nick Bonominio, and Erica Gigliotti in […]

  • Day 226 – Three Lessons of Freedom

    In this interview with, the Foundation for Economic Education’s President, Larry Reed, gave three lessons of freedom we are in danger of forgetting: 1. Government can provide you with absolutely nothing except that which it has first taken from somebody else. 2. A government big enough to give you want you want, is big […]

  • Day 225 – “Pre-existing Conditions”

    I was thinking about all the nonsense coming out in the health care reform debates about insurance companies denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions. I want to question what will happen if insurance companies can no longer pick who they insure based on this. Before I begin, I want to remind you to put your […]

  • Day 224 – Miller Bell Tower

    Here are a few shots of the Miller Bell Tower at the Chautauqua Institution. The lake was pretty rough today, so I only took a few shots, then Brad and I brought the boat back to the dock.