My first playlist via 8tracks.com: "Trust the Voice Within."
"When economists tackle small problems, they lose any vision about what the economic system should look like."
Click the link above to access a NY Times op-ed by Denison University Professor of Economics, Brad Baterman.
All I could perceive were the yellows and oranges and reds of autumn as I bolted past them to finish my jog with a quick sprint. The foliage began to come into focus as I looked to my left and saw a rust-red Ford pick-up. It was backed up to a small pond that blurrily reflected the changing seasons. An unstable folding chair hosted an equally unstable old man – they both looked as if they could fall in on themselves at any second. The man’s aviator sunglasses acted as mirrors for the pond’s own reflection, obscuring the distinct shapes of the leaves but maintaining the brilliant colors. His sunken face wrinkled even more with concentration as he tugged his fishing pole to see if he had any bites.
I passed and was again consumed by the woods, the trees, and the light.
I wonder if he ever got a bite.
You’ll be shocked to learn that “History of Gospel Music” didn’t capture the attention of a first-semester college freshman… but this is the product of my distraction, written a year ago today:
The chipping white paint of the window sill and radiator provide an ironic frame for the nearly too-perfect lawn of Denison’s south quad – sprinkled with afternoon light and its shadows, prematurely fallen leaves, and Adirondack chairs. Students stroll to and from town, in and out of my frame, unaware that they’re a part of my moving photograph. A crisp breeze evolved from the morning’s fog and with it, it dragged along the familiar and subtle scent of wet leaves. This is what I’ve been waiting for: a pumpkin spice latte, a spooky midnight trip to the University graveyard, rosy cheeks, and the air smelling like last night’s bonfire.
This is an app I stumbled upon called Spreeder… if you have an article assigned from anything that’s already in type, you can copy and paste it into the Spreeder and it will speed-read it to you at a speed of your choosing. Kinda awesome when you’re in a time crunch for readings… per usual for me.
This kid is a super casual soon-to-be fratstar.
Come and see me in my town and we’ll grab a cup of coffee at the Starbucks, or the Starbucks, or the Starbucks, or the Starbucks, or the Starbucks…
If this song doesn’t make you want to drive fast with all your windows down, you may need to reevaluate.