Perspective

Memorial Day weekend has traditionally been such a tease: The long hours frolicking around Atwood Lake followed by late nights with perfectly-toasted marshmallows result in the first shades of sun-tanned skin– disguised as sunburn and mosquito bites, of course– and hold the promise of a seemingly infinite number of carefree summer adventures yet to come. This year, […]

Hike Farther

Waking up the morning after a day of hiking covered in scrapes and feeling noticeably sore is a strong indicator of two things: 1. I’m rather out of shape, and 2. The previous day’s adventure was pretty successful. On this humid, overcast Saturday afternoon, I ventured to Cascade Park in Elyria, Ohio. In addition to several hiking trails in […]

Palm Readings and Stalking Strangers

Since the beginning of time, kids have been taught a handful of clichés that are supposed to guide them until they’re dead as a doornail or until they’re told to avoid these phrases like the plague when they begin writing papers. At the end of the day, there’s one aphorism that you’re not always better off safe than sorry by […]

Warm Weather? Spring it On.

There’s something about sunny, 70º weather that makes me want to twirl around in a sundress, Fräulein Maria-style and sing, “The hiiilllllls of Athens are aliiiiiiive!” Unfortunately, I’m afraid that I’m no Julie Andrews, so in lieu of deafening the entire campus, I decided to capture the springtime beauty in Athens by taking pictures rather […]