Duke Chapel vandalized

(photo credits) Last night, Duke Chapel was vandalized. Throughout the past four years, I’ve come to love this chapel and it’s so saddening to me that someone did this. At first I think I felt anger, and then sadness, but then I read this from Dean Wells, and felt thankfulness of how great mentors like…

Gorgeous day outside

It was the day before Calvin’s 22nd birthday, and a beautiful day. Light streaming in through the windows, sunshine outside. What do you do? Why, stay inside, turn on the TV, pop in multiple episodes of How I Met Your Mother, and bake a layer cake. Of course, no cake-baking day is complete without some…

No fun acting my age

I think I’ll find it really funny when I’m expected to be a mature adult living in the real world next year. If only they could see this. (photo credit: Lyndsay Oakeson)

Spring needs to leave

Anyone else suffer from ridiculous allergies during the Spring? I do. And the ironic thing is, I never knew it was allergies. I lived in North Carolina when I was a kid and had no problems, but then I moved abroad when I was twelve. When I got back to North Carolina for college, I…

Easter

“The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances.” – Robert Flatt

Good Friday

“By the cross we, too, are crucified with Christ; but alive in Christ. We are no more rebels, but servants; no more servants, but sons!” – Frederic William Farrar

Next year…

Good teaching is one-forth preparation and three-fourths theater. – Gail Godwin I will be teaching! Yes, the verdict is in – I will be a full-time teacher at Wesley International School in Malang, Indonesia. Well, that’s if my visa goes through. But I’m thinking positive. What do I think about teaching… well, I’m sure my thoughts…

West End

Another picture from West End. Left to right: Alisha, Armani, Laqwanda (photo by Chris Brown)

Reflections on tutoring…

(photo credit: Duke Community Engagement) This semester, I’ve been participating in a program called Partners for Success, as part of a service-learning course here at Duke called “Educational Psychology.” I’ve always been interested in education, and have participated in several programs here at Duke that promote learning and alternative education methods. Partners for Success is…