Senior linebacker James Stratton The game was incredible!
Senior linebacker James Stratton After leaving Bayeux we traveled on what seemed the longest bus ride ever and arrived in Rouen where we saw the place where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. It was a very weird but cool experience. In the same city we visited a GIGANTIC cathedral and got to [...]
Aug. 16 We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character. — Henry David Thoreau Jane and I returned to Rock Island on Tuesday night, just in time to greet our new first- year students. What a sabbatical it has been! We’ve traveled 20,339 miles, including 2,260 [...]
Aug. 13 You are free to explore wherever you want, but do not cross the clam shell line. — Doug, one of the Haida Watchmen, at SGaang Gwaay Llnagaay in Gwaii Haanas National Park on Haida Gwaii in British Columbia, Canada Gwaii Haanas National Park, on the islands of Haida Gwaii (formerly Queen Charlotte Islands) [...]
Aug. 3 There are four types of moving experiences people have in the wilderness — fascination, spirituality, communitas and flow. — Lara Fenton, PhD candidate and river guide Our lead river guide is working on her dissertation about the various types of moving experiences people have in the wilderness. She has a detailed database from [...]
Aug. 1 I’ve come to think that flourishing consists of putting yourself in situations in which you lose self-consciousness and become fused with other people, experiences, or tasks. It happens sometimes when you are lost in a hard challenge, or when an artist or a craftsman becomes one with the brush or the tool. And [...]