Archive for March, 2011


March 31st, 2011

It is a problem. There is too much to share. I will not do it in this post. But, I will share some of the exciting things that have happened in my life.

I’ll give you a preview of what is to come:

  • Spring Break
  • I.S. Monday
  • Visit from Irish Friend
  • Back to hard work
  • Future visit from Dutch friend
  • A little complaining
  • Perhaps some photos
  • Shopping updates

Stay tuned.


Having the Wind in the Sails

March 12th, 2011

After, “the horse smells the stable,” I’d like to introduce another Dutch saying: “having the wind in the sails.” It means that things are going well, and that is certainly the case right now.

Independent Study is done. It still feels unreal, but I turned it in on Friday and received button no. 73 (suggestions for why that is a nice number are welcome (I already know it is a prime and that Dark Side of the Moon was released in that year)). If you areĀ  interested, you can take a look at the document by clicking here. It is my senior capstone project and I am proud of it. The feeling of completing this thing is really unbelievable.

Wooster’s basketball team reached the Final Four tonight in the National Division III Championships. We defeated the number 1 ranked team in the country, Whitworth, in a 76-66 victory. The atmosphere was amazing and people stayed long after the game to join the team in the celebration of winning our first Sectional Championship in four years.

I am flying home tomorrow. I can’t wait to be with my family and my friends from home again. I haven’t been in the Netherlands since early August, so it is time for me to spend some quality time in my home country with no academics to worry about.

The weather was great today. The cold and snow from yesterday disappeared and seem to be gone for the year.

When I come back to campus, it will be time for I.S. (Independent Study) Monday. That is the day all seniors have to turn in their I.S. projects by 5:00 p.m. After 5:00 p.m., there is a campus-wide celebration that includes a big march with all the seniors.

Finally, I’d like to share some photos that are way overdue and some photos that were just taken this week.

Family Dinner with friends from all over the world.

This is where I spent hours and hours running my I.S. experiment.

My Independent Study, right before it got turned in.

Chris Miller with some copies of his 200-page I.S. in Economics and Philosophy.

Blackberries document how the registrar receives our I.S projects.

Itai Njanji with his I.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics.

Matthew Miller with his I.S. in Chemistry.

Happy faces after we all received our I.S. buttons.