The porch, the sun, the discount Chinese food, the Aldi beer. I spent the Easter Sunday enjoying little things. I lost a few games of internet chess and read a book. It was a real tear jerker. That caterpillar ate and ate and ate, but was still hungry.
It was a great day to sit back and think. Last year I had the great fortune to visit Frake farms with Connor Murray and Kyle Frake. I had the time to really think about the school year and how fortunate I have been to experience the things I have. This year I stayed behind in Rock Island to work a little bit and try to finish up the Augustana Wrestling highlight video and other Black Squirrel Production endeavors. Wish I could spend it with the family, just know I thought of you guys.
With Alvin Fonseca, and Nate Mittelbrun I had the opportunity to start a film production club with them and work on creating short films. It’s been an amazing experience and rest assured most of the films are absolutely terrible student films that are still enjoyable.
This Easter happened to be the fifteenth Anniversary of the Columbine shootings. Like other Columbine alumni, such as fellow ones at this school (Jenna Hofmann and Elise Davis) it’s a day to reflect. It’s a day to remember what’s important.
A friend of mine wrote a piece for EliteDaily about where we come from and I felt like sharing it.
Without getting too sentimental on folks, I just wanted to say thank you to Augustana. I want to say thank you to all the people who have been so supportive of me, I can only hope I have the opportunity to return it tenfold.
Posted on April 21st, 2014 by garymiller11
Filed under: Gary Miller