This is a shot of the water barrier in the steeplechase in the Gina Relays, which are going on this weekend at Hillsdale. I recommend you view this photo at a larger size by clicking on it.
The water on the other side (which starts deep and has a gradual slope, which rewards runners with better jumping abilities) had fish in it! Someone caught about 20 bluegill and bought some goldfish and had them swimming in here. It was quite amusing. For the record, all fish were still alive after this event.
By the way, it got up to 84 degrees today. The weather was beautiful!
…and I got a 95% on a calc II exam I was worried about!
I am glad that the spring sports (baseball and outdoor track) are here, not because I enjoy watching them, but because I love taking photos of outdoor sports! Above is a shot of the Hillsdale Charger Baseball team taking on Saginaw Valley State on Saturday.
Day 2 of the Cars & Trucks, Markets & Government CCA. Joseph White from the Wall Street Journal (top) and Peter Collier, political author and founder of Encounter Books (bottom), spoke today. White spoke on the decline of the Detroit 3 since 1970 and Collier spoke on the history of the Ford Motor Company. Both speakers were very interesting and, in my opinion, much better than yesterday’s John Engler. White was engaging and witty, and Collier’s story about Ford was full of fascinating information. Click the photos to view them larger.
Tonight was the first lecture of the Center for Constructive Alternatives lecture series titled, “Cars and Trucks, Markets and Government.” Pictured here is John Engler, former Governor of Michigan, who delivered the first lecture. Click on the photo to view larger.
Mr. Engler disappointed me a little with his question dodging and his support of the government bailout of the auto industry. Let’s hope that the other speakers will be better. It looks like a few other people on the schedule are going to be great. I will report what I think on here in the coming days.
Here is the schedule for the week:
SUNDAY, JANUARY 25
8:00 p.m. “Michigan’s Competitiveness, Yesterday and Today”
Former Governor, State of Michigan
MONDAY, JANUARY 26
4:00 p.m. “The Decline of the ‘Big Three’ Since the 1970s”
Joseph White Wall Street Journal
8:00 p.m. “The Fords and the Rise of the U.S. Automotive Industry”
Co-Author, The Fords: An American Epic
TUESDAY, JANUARY 27
4:00 p.m. “Do Ethanol Regulations Make Sense?”
Author, Unwarranted Intrusions: The Case Against
Government Intervention In the Marketplace
8:00 p.m. “New Car Technology: Should Government Have a Role?”
Competitive Enterprise Institute
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28
4:00 p.m. “The U.S. Automotive Industry: Looking Ahead”
Center for Automotive Research
8:00 p.m. “American Cars and American Culture”
Author, Engines of Change
I took this photo at Barber Lake, outside of Hillsdale on State Street. It looked like they were swimming across the sky!
Here is my schedule for this coming semester:
MWF, 9:00-9:50, Intro to Political Economy with Dr. Wolfram
MTWF, 10:00-10:50, Calculus 2 with Dr. Treloar
MWF, 2:00-2:50, American Heritage (H) with Dr. Birzer
T TH, 11:00-12:15, Rhetoric & Great Books II (H) with Dr. Jackson
T TH, 1:00-2:15, Microeconomics with Dr. Steele
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 he spoke, he showed the film. The Singing Revolution is an interesting documentary on the role that arts and culture played in Estonia’s independence movement from the USSR. I recommend seeing it if you have a chance. (I am going to buy it when it is available on DVD.)
Sunday was a wonderful day here in Hillsdale. I decided to go out and take photos of the beautiful campus.