Category Archive: future

The Real Reason This Election Embarrasses Me

To everyone who is now denouncing, demeaning, and demonizing the Midwest.

Putting dinner on my own damn table

I started this entry in late October. After all of my initial inspiration was thrown on the page, I promptly abandoned it – because I had no idea what kind of conclusion I… Continue reading

Let’s hear it for New York

New York City. The Big Apple. The City that Never Sleeps. I honestly don’t think I have anything to say about the place that has not already been said. But I have things… Continue reading

Pain vs. Pleasure: By the Numbers

“We already know how it turns out – we’re just quantifying the pleasure and pain. That’s what this is all about.” Said in my International Economics class concerning consumer and producer surplus, this… Continue reading

We can drive it home with one headlight

When I was 15 and learning how to drive, I used to worry about driving too fast or too far for my headlights to catch up to me. I would be driving down… Continue reading

Who are you?

I was reading my textbook for Management 301 a couple weeks ago, a chapter about attitudes and personality. It said that after someone hits 30 years old, their personality profile will change very… Continue reading

We’re halfway there, Livin’ on a prayer

That song actually makes me think of a time before college. Before roommates, learning my way around campus, actually having to study for exams, paying rent to a landlord and killing a cockroach… Continue reading

I’ve got ho(m)es in different area codes

My mother recently texted me, inquiring about my best friend’s home address. This is a best friend whose family lives in my old hometown in Michigan. Though born and raised in Coldwater like… Continue reading

Exception to the (slide) Rule

Yesterday I sat in an empty cubicle at work, leafing through a UD yearbook from 1968. I was looking for two specific pictures for a piece I was writing, and I found them. Amidst… Continue reading

To write, or not to write, that is the question…

I interviewed two entrepreneurs yesterday. One an elderly gentleman with a lifetime of experience, one an ambitious young man ready to start such a lifetime. They both have UD to thank. The old… Continue reading