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  • Day 3 – Dr. Freeh

      This is a photo that I took on Guy Fawkes Day when my English class had its lecture in the amphitheater. I like this shot of Dr. Freeh. I really enjoyed his English class.   In other news, I had a great day today. I had lunch with a long-time friend, edited some photos of […]


  • Day 2 – Illum in 2008

      I was thinking about 2008 today. Among other things like graduating from high school and starting college, 2008 was a big year for Illum, Sean Nelson and my long exposure project. Some of our achievements: Two of our photos were selected to appear in the New Internationalist 2010 planner, some of our photos were […]


  • Day 1 – Lorain Lighthouse

      This is the first post of my 365! I took this photo on Christmas Day. The sun was shining and I wanted to go out and take a few photos. I drove up to Lake Erie and took some photos of various places. This picture of the Lorain Lighthouse is a sample of what […]


  • Year 2009

    For 2009, I decided to start posting more. I posted regularly last year until I went to college and all of my time went to reading, writing, calculating, and thinking. To get in the habit of putting time aside each day to update my blog or work on my website, I decided that in 2009 […]


  • Fear for America

    I have heard many people, especially here at Hillsdale, say they are afraid for America today. Most of them say this because they fear Obama getting elected. I believe it does not matter who has more votes when the polls close tonight. My fear for America will go on, no matter who gets elected. Things made […]


  • Photo Portfolio   My photo portfolio is now online. There are three pages to it (there is a black arrow under the thumbnails to go to the next page). Check it out and let me know what you think.

  • Hillsdale Photo Gallery

      After a long week of writing essays, lots of reading, and a test, the weekend came. I went to a picnic friday evening and Saturday I went for a bike ride, relaxed, washed clothes, and did homework. I also went to see a speaker, Jim Tusty, maker of the film “The Singing Revolution“. After […]


  • Essay Weekend

    I apologize for not updating for a few weeks. Also, I have yet to take pictures of the campus. I have, however, taken football and volleyball photos, as well as photos for articles in The Collegian (the nationally acclaimed student-run newspaper on campus).   I have been busy with lots of classwork the past two […]

  • Hillsdale – First Impressions

    I moved into my room on Thursday, August 21. I only had a chance to drop off my stuff and then I had to take off and go to a camp about ten minutes down the road for the Honors Program annual fall retreat.   I spent Thursday-Saturday at a retreat with the Honors program, […]

  • Leaving for College

    Governments do not “Create Jobs” – An excellent article from Isaac Morehouse over at the Mises Institute. Read it.   On another note, I am leaving for Hillsdale on Thursday, August 21. I have been packing for the past few days. I will be with the Honors program camping at Camp Michindoh until Sunday morning. Then […]

  • 2008 AAPT Physics Photo Contest

    I was just notified that I won second place in the Contrived category in the 2008 AAPT Physics Photo Contest!   For the contest, physics students from around the world were challenged to submit a photo, either natural or contrived, illustrating a physics concept. The students were required to take the photo themselves and to […]

  • Lake Chautauqua

    I spent the last week in Chautauqua, NY with my friend Brad Akin. I had a great time. We spent the week fishing, jetskiing (I was able to get the jetski up to 53mph!), kayaking, and loitering around searching the internet.  Brad introduced me to Andriaccio’s Stuffed Olives Asiago which are quite possibly the tastiest appetizers I […]


  • What is Value?

    A friend of mine was reading New Ideas from Dead Economists, a book by Todd Buchholz that explains and critiques economic thought from Adam Smith to Keynes. In it, there is a section about Karl Marx and his theories. In explaining Marx’s labor exploitation theory, Buchholz points out that Marx rests his claims on the premise that […]

  • July 4

    This July 4, people all across America will be at cookouts and celebrations, their hearts swelling with patriotism for their country and everything in it. Many people will watch fireworks, sing the national anthem, honor the flag, and listen to stories of how the founding fathers inspired a nation to gain its independence. The media […]

  • Cleveland Orchestra Star Spangled Spectacular

    …not so spectacular this year. Well, at least not the fireworks. The orchestra sounded great and Tower City was beautifully lit up.   On the downside, however, the fireworks were in a different spot than they have been in previous years. I had my tripod and camera all set up to take some fireworks shots […]

  • Post-Graduation Party Update

    My trip to NY and two weeks of FEE seminars came to an end on Friday. I was originally scheduled to fly home at 7:30, but I managed to get a flight at 5:30 (which I was thankful for because LGA had a 2-hour backup for take-offs). I had a great time and learned a […]

  • Good Reads

    I decided to link to a few articles that I think are worth reading. If you have some time, look through them.   The Dream That Was America by Robert Hawes Can You Say Marginal Rate of Substitution? by Gary Galles The Enemy Is Always the State by Lew Rockwell Everything You Love, You Owe […]

  • Personal Beliefs vs. Political Beliefs

    I have been thinking about this for a while.   I think it is important when talking about legislative policy and our beliefs to ask ourselves this question: Do I actually believe in this strongly enough to force it upon others through legislative action, or is it just a personal belief?   I am okay […]


  • Lessons from FEE

    I am learning a lot from the seminars at FEE that I have been attending. I plan to overview some of the lessons from the seminars on here this week. They will be in no particular order.   Aggregates We should all do our best not to speak in aggregate terms when we actually mean […]

  • Layout Issues

    I was just informed that I have a few layout issues in IE and Firefox. I am going to continue to try and fix them. The layout is supposed to look like this:  (click the image) If the layout does not look the same on your computer, please take a screenshot and email it to […]