Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Michael Pollan speaks at Luther a week from today (Feb 23) at 7:30 in the CFL. If you have not read "Omnivores Dilemia" or "In Defense of Food" pick them up and give them a try.

Here is a preview of what may come next Tuesday.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Made it up to LaCrosse for some skiing with a few buddies this Thursday. LaCrosse has some awesome deals for lift tickets throughout the week. Only $10 on Mondays for college students and $13 for all on Thursday nights. Can't pass up those deals! We had roughly five inches of new snow from the beginning of the week to play with and it made for an awesome night!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Mason Jennings

Mason Jennings, a pop-folk artist from Minneapolis is playing here at Luther on Wednesday night as a part of Luther's Center Stage Series. I have never listened to any of his stuff until this weekend, but he is a very talented artist. Folk music (excluding Bob Dylan) is very new to me and up until a few weeks ago, I had never heard of many artists. The Monsters of Folk is an awesome album that Aj sent to me and now, what perfect timing for an up-coming folk artist to play at Luther!

I will try and get together some photos from the concert but until then, here is a song that I have found online that I enjoy.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Second Semester...

Of my senior year is finally here and the cliche still holds that it's pretty amazing how fast time actually passes. J-term went by in a flash and hopefully a month or so of winter is left before springtime is finally here! As far as classes being a bit easier my final semester--that is not the case. I am taking my second semester of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, which will be my two hardest classes. Then, I am taking two classes that I am really looking forward to, which is Adaptive Physical Education and Pottery. It will be a great way to cap off my "career" at Luther.

Last night we had our DHPT meeting followed by our Tuesday night group ride. Well, the group aspect failed last night but Spinner and I kept the ride alive. We grabbed a few oil cans for the ride as we left T-Bocks and decided to give the mountain bike trails a go. Rain and warm temperatures last week followed by below freezing temps have made the snowmobile trails and even single track now very rideable. We rode up the Van Peenan service road and both pines before stopping to look over the street lights of Decorah through the bare trees. A sketchy decent down Rocky Road made things interesting and only a few crashes later, we found ourselves back at T-Bocks. It was tough work riding through the snow but we were able to ride about 75% of everything....either way, it was much better than sitting inside on a Tuesday night!

By the way, if you want to listen to some really cool people give some awesome speeches, check out this website. I killed a whole night sitting in my room listening to about 10 different presenters--they have some really great stuff archived.