August 27, 2005

Bill Waterson on Graduating for College

The author of the esteemed "Calvin and Hobbes" spoke at the Commencement of Kenyon College. His comments on life and history majors are quite interesting.

"I don't look back on my first few years out of school with much affection, and if I could have talked to you six months ago, I'd have encouraged you all to flunk some classes and postpone this moment as long as possible. But now it's too late."

Click here for the whole article.

Posted by Moore at 01:12 PM

August 19, 2005

IMPACT Schedule

Friday, August 19, 2005

7:30 a.m. Breakfast – LETU Dining Hall

8:15 a.m. Load Buses

9:15 a.m. Arrive and Unpack

10 a.m. Session

11:30 a.m. Group Activity

12 Noon Lunch – Lakeview Dining Hall

1 p.m. Free Time/Solitude

5:30 p.m. Dinner - Lakeview Dining Hall

6:30 p.m. Praise & Worship/Session

8:30-9:30 p.m. Team Time

Saturday, August 20, 2005

8 a.m. Morning Prayer (Optional)

9 a.m. Breakfast – Lakeview Dining Hall

10 a.m. Session

12 Noon Lunch – Lakeview Dining Hall

1 p.m. Free Time/Solitude

5 p.m. Dinner – Lakeview Dining Hall

6 -7:15 p.m. President’s Cabinet Time

7:30-8:30 p.m. Praise & Worship/Final Session

9 p.m. Load buses to return to LETU

Sunday, August 21, 2005

9:30 a.m. Community and Communion – Speer Chapel

11:30 a.m. Brunch – LETU Dining Hall

Monday, August 22, 2005

8 a.m. Individual IMPACT Training Begins for Various Groups

(Confirm training times with your group leader)

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

8 a.m. Individual IMPACT Training Continues for Various Groups

(Confirm training times with your group leader)

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

7-8 p.m. Prayer Walk/Ice Cream Social –Thomas Hall

Thursday, August 25, 2005

New Students Arrive

Posted by Moore at 07:05 AM

August 18, 2005


After driving from 5 am to 8 pm, I have arrived in Longview Texas. Upon my entrance to this blessed town, I encountered no less than two suicidal jaywalkers. As I unloaded my car, I was bit by a fire ant. Upon entering the Ice Cave, I was met by Wilson and Wheeler watching Portuguese films they assured me would put me to sleep. There are IMPACTy things on my table.
I guess that means I'm back in Texas.

IMPACT scheduling information will be posted shortly.

Posted by Moore at 08:24 AM

August 16, 2005

Texas Ho!

After frenetic packing, I have more frenetic packing.
Then I leave to pick up Sharon tonight.
Tomorrow morning, dark and early, we head south to that... Hallowed Land?
Anyway, we should arrive in Longview sometime around 10:30 pm.
And we will be hungry.
Very hungry.

Posted by Moore at 02:18 PM

August 14, 2005

The Last Weekend of Summer

The final Saturday and Sunday pair of my summer is nearly passed. It has been good. Chief accomplishments include:
- A informational and interesting visit to the graduate Computer Science department at Notre Dame.
- My only all night LAN party of the summer
- The return of my oldest brother and his wife from California
- The subsequent reunion of all my brothers for the first time since Enoch's wedding.
- Copious amounts of blueberry muffins, cakes, breads, and drinks.
- Achieving Shadowform.
- Playing Need For Speed 3: Hot Pursuit with all my brothers, and personally taking them to jail in my Ferrari F40 police car.

Now I look forward to two days of preparation for my senior year.
Wow. My summer is gone.

Posted by Moore at 10:20 PM

August 05, 2005

Sweet Blueberry Goodness

This morning was truly a blessed morning. It began at the early hour of 6:30 am. How can this be blessed? Because the one and only Blueberry Ranch opens at 6:00 am, and my time of arising gave me early access to this heavenly haven of goodness. My wonderful mother and I drove quickly to the Location of Goodness, and there began our divine endeavor.
Blueberry Ranch is approximately 80 acres of nothing but blueberry bushes. These bushes are 5 to 6 feet high, and each possess in the area of 80 blueberries. I quickly perfected a blueberry harvesting scheme optimized for maximum pickage.
I approached a bush and quickly ascertained if it fulfilled two main criterium.
1 - The bush possessed over 90% of its original blueberry contents
2 - The blueberries were large and grouped
If the bush passed inspection, I proceeded to harvest. Holding my 3 gallon bucket beneath a large branch of blueberries, I passed my other hand down the branch, stripping any loose blueberries from their holds and into my awaiting bucket. This ten second motion removed nearly 90% of the ripe blueberries on the branch in question. If any single large and scrumptious blueberries remained, I inserted them in my mouth. I then moved to the next loaded branch on the bush. In this fashion I could harvest about 80% of a bush's yield in less then 5 minutes.
In the following hour I harvested a little over 12 bushes. When the call to leave occurred, I had single-handedly (ok, with both hands) picked 10 pounds of blueberries. My mother's 8 pounds were a testament to her own slightly less vigorous but still efficient harvesting technique.
For less then 20 dollars were retained all of said blueberries, and returned with the booty to the house. There I proceeded to eat blueberries while my mother froze large quantities on cookie sheets and bagged them for later usage.
Thus, in the time it takes most of my readers to sleep in, I procurred and preserved an eighth of my own weight in blueberry goodness.
I win.

I would be remiss if I did not post this disturbing link. I think children should be warned from it as full of witchcraft, just like Harry Potter.

Quote: "Look at this new age phrase. "I have a very visual imagination. I see it, then I try to describe what is in my mind's eye," This minds eye concept is the heart of the new age movement. It is the ability to escape ones confines of this world and to explore the other dimensions of existence."
Clearly, a visual imagination is of the devil!

Posted by Moore at 11:36 PM

August 03, 2005

A Brief Indulgence

This geeky moment is unresistable. I have created my first full tuxedo, and delivered it to its happy wearer. Behold my amazing tailoring skills.
Now we need to see about some shoes and a top hat.

Posted by Moore at 12:36 PM

August 01, 2005

Promises Fulfilled

My previous promises of pictures have oft been unfulfilled. Today, however, I bring you some of those long-awaited vistas.
You may recall my previous post about a nasty storm which knocked out power, forcing me to post from a generator-driven PC. The photographs were taken from that storm.
Here are the troubled clouds as the storm gathers.
For the sake of bandwidth, the remaining 4 photographs are below the fold.

The storm reaches full fury as high winds bend our neighbor's flagpole. Post storm, it remained bent.

After a successful foray for food, we encountered the destruction which had cut our power lines. This is located just outside of my neighborhood.

Finally, the storm is gone and only a beautiful sunset remained in its memory.

On a totally unrelated note, one of our Golfs has suffered a broken mount point. The alternator cannot maintain tension on its belt as one of the alternator's mount points on the engine has snapped. We shall seek welding prowess to restore its funtionality.

Posted by Moore at 03:37 PM