A Who’s Who of the Fourth Floor

November 27, 1997  Thursday Jake is quite the creative guy.  In fact, he made up most of our residence floor’s names and slogans.  He named Alec Dickerson “Collinsville,” he named the two Davids “Lil’ D” and “Big D.”  He gave Dan Franks the moniker “Korn,” and first stated “Fourth Floor Love.” I get my own…

The First Day (of the Rest of My Life)

June 9, 1997  Monday I awoke this morning before my alarm went off.  I stayed in bed another half hour before finally getting up at seven.  When I went down the hallway to take my shower, the quiet of the floor remained unnerving; no one seemed to be on the entire floor except for me….

Blank White Page

written December 1, 1999     So we meet again, blank white page.  I thought I just got rid of you. Well, you’re out of luck, my creative self isn’t home.  No, I don’t know when he’ll be back.  Could be awhile. A week to write a story, I think as I walk home from…

He’s Still Remembered Reverently By Used Car Dealers

written April 25, 2012     Was Abraham Lincoln “great”? This question was posed to us by Dr. Hansen in January. We could have said yes: he of the five dollars, toys logs, and marbled thrones.  But that would have left a lot of time to fill.  What Dr. Hansen was trying to suggest was…