“Spot the difference”
Daily Doodle Dosage by Ben Todd
Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent, also known as spring training for Christians.
The 40-day fasting period is traditionally celebrated by Catholics to commemorate the 40 years the Israelites spent wandering in the wilderness and Jesus’ 40 days of fasting and prayer in the desert. During this season, participants abstain from various indulgences, such as [...]
It’s finally March again, which typically means three things for me: college basketball has commandeered my television until April, baseball has once again graced this great country with its presence and my pasty-white legs will finally get to see the sun again.
This year is much the same as years past (although the weather is putting [...]
I don’t understand why people call it spring break when it’s still an ice age out there.
Just to be safe, maybe spring break should be moved to a later date when it’s guaranteed to be warmer.
Back in Thailand, our spring break actually happened in April. Some of you may scoff at the thought of doing [...]
“The Leo Equation”
Daily Doodle Dosage
If you were active in a youth group growing up, chances are you went on a short term mission trip. The mission trip probably lasted for one or two weeks in the summer. You might have painted or built the foundation of a house, and you probably ended the trip with an excursion to Schlitterbahn [...]
I’ve had a good life, I know that. And although the rebellious teenager in me begs to differ, my parents are central to that.
I’m spoiled. It’s been almost 23 years now and my parents are still together, still teaching me about this world.
And just like other families, we’ve gone through it all. Name it and [...]
Twitter has given millions of people the opportunity to express themselves.
It’s a fun way to connect with friends, follow celebrities, laugh at a meme, share some news and read spoilers about your favorite TV show. Time and location don’t matter. With the push of a button, followers can be privy to every thought, experience, pun [...]
“An unexpected long-term mission”
Daily Doodle Dosage by Ben Todd
Several years ago ACU instituted a policy that ACU students must complete two exercise science courses and a Lifetime Wellness class. The goal of this requirement is very reasonable; ACU wants students to learn about health and wellness in practical ways. The timing was also perfect because the Student Recreation and Wellness Center was set [...]
You know those things everybody loves to hate? – things like Core, Nickleback, Nicolas Cage. And, of course, Comic Sans.
If you think you know anything about fonts, odds are you’ve laughed scornfully at a poster that committed the most deadly of design sins of using Comic Sans. You probably did this pretentiously to your friends or, [...]
Since moving to our state’s capital nearly two months ago, people often ask me what the biggest differences between Austin and Abilene are. They are numerous and they are obvious. So instead I’ve set out to find some similarities between these two A-towns, even if they are few and far between.
It seems that a college [...]