While I was out finishing my Christmas shopping on Saturday, I couldn’t help but think a little bit about economics. I know I am strange, but it is what I am majoring in and what I’ve been studying these past three semesters at Hillsdale, and I am not very successful at turning my mind off … Continue reading Day 354 – Shopping as a Discovery Process
While on my way to take a photo for The Collegian Tuesday night, I ran into the men of Mu Alpha serenading various women’s dorms. I decided to snap a few shots, as I am friends with and respect many of the Mu Alphans. (For those of you who do not know, Mu Alpha is … Continue reading Day 323 – Men of Mu Alpha
First of all, today is Sean Nelson’s birthday. Happy Birthday Sean! Now, back to the regularly scheduled blog post: While I was having lunch with Amanda and her friends in Saga today, Maria, the Collegian editor, rushed over to me and announced that there was breaking news happening that instant and I should rush down … Continue reading Day 322 – False Alarm
I went out tonight to do a dry run before the Leonids show up on Tuesday or Wednesday. Unfortunately, the special battery in my wireless remote died after one shot, and I was limited to 30 second exposures rather than 30 minute exposures. I decided to take a couple photos anyway, and here is one … Continue reading Day 317 – Night Shot at Baw Beese Lake
Today is Amanda’s Birthday! For those of you who don’t know her, she is a beautiful, wonderful, smart young lady, and she has been a blessing in my life. If you have a chance to get to know her, I suggest you do. You won’t regret it. In fact, I wish you could all get … Continue reading Day 314 – Amanda’s Birthday
Today, the Classical Liberal Organization (a group at Hillsdale I am the president of) organized a speaker panel on the topic: “The Fall of the Berlin Wall: Past, Present, and Future.” The CLO set up this panel to bring to light the reality of communism and how it affected the entire world. For far too … Continue reading Day 313 – Twenty Year Anniversary of Tearing Down The Berlin Wall
…one of many that took place during the 59 Hillsdale-24 Tiffin game this afternoon.
Dr. Wenzel, an economics professor here at Hillsdale, occasionally gives his students an atypical assignment: Do nothing for 15 minutes. Turn off the cell phone, computer, music, television, etc. Get rid of all distractions, even books. Just sit on the edge of your bed in silence and think for 15 minutes. That’s all. I tried … Continue reading Day 310 – Break Time
Tonight, Richard Ebeling travelled to Hillsdale to give a thought-provoking and engaging lecture, titled “Why the Berlin Wall Came Down and Socialism Failed: Ludwig von Mises and the Power of Ideas.” Dr. Ebeling is a prolific author, former president of the Foundation for Economic Education, and professor of economics at many different institutions, including Hillsdale … Continue reading Day 309 – Dr. Richard Ebeling
Have some spare time (unlike me)? Read these articles. They are very good. I had to read three of them recently for class, and the fourth I came across a little over a week ago. Menger: On the Origins of Money (PDF) Hayek: The Use of Knowledge in Society (PDF) Horwitz: Subjectivism (Google Book) Buchheit: … Continue reading Day 308 – Articles to Read
– – – – Exams finished this week: 2. Exams left this week: 1. Days to study left: 2. Oh, and I decided to fight the ticket I talked about a few days ago. My court date is set for Nov. 24, three weeks from today.
Hillsdale made a limited supply of shirts commemorating the homecoming game where the Chargers Football team beat No. 1 ranked Grand Valley State. What’s new today: Exam number 1 of 3 for the week is finished! Now I have the Austrian Economics exam on Tuesday, and a Constitution exam on Friday. This week has been … Continue reading Day 306 – Grand Valley Game Shirt
Two more Halloween Photos: My cousin HankD made this zombie/skeleton by hand! It was excellent to be home, even if for a little while. My wonderful Mom did my laundry (thank you!) and cooked a delicious meal before I had to drive back to Hillsdale this afternoon. The Spider Holster finally came out today! I’ve … Continue reading Day 305 – Halloween Pt. Two
I decided at the last minute to drive home today and go to HankD and Jackie’s (my cousins) halloween party. I am glad I did! I had fun and enjoyed seeing everyone. Above is a photo I took of my Dad’s jack-o-lantern. I placed a strobe inside of it, a smoke machine behind it, and … Continue reading Day 304 – Happy Halloween!
It is time to schedule classes for next semester! After talking to a few professors, friends, and my advisor, I finally worked out my schedule for next semester, The number after the class name denotes the number of credits it is worth: Symbolic Logic (3) Theory of Probability (3) Sophomore Math Seminar (1) Intro to … Continue reading Day 303 – Spring Semester’s Schedule
Tuesday, political theorist, activist, former Google engineer, and World Series of Poker player Patri Friedman came to Hillsdale to give a talk on structural activism and seasteading. Friedman is the founder of The Seasteading Institute, whose mission is “to further the establishment and growth of permanent, autonomous ocean communities, enabling innovation with new political and … Continue reading Day 302 – Patri Friedman at Hillsdale
Here are more of the photos from yesterday:
The weather was absolutely beautiful today. I took a little time this afternoon to go out and take photos. I will post a few more tomorrow! Click on the photos to enlarge them. My friend Kahryn: Dr. Hutchinson’s class:
Here are two settings on the Canon 40D that few owners know about. If you know someone with a 40D, send this along to them! 1: ISO Expansion In normal mode, the 40D only shoots in ISOs 100-1600. Once ISO expansion is turned on, ISO 3200 is made available, denoted as ISO H. This is … Continue reading Day 298 – Two Little Known 40D Settings