Goodness Gracious

Columns: Cheesy column #35

We all dream. In one way or another, every single person dreams. Some people dream much more than others, during the day as well as during the night. I recently saw “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” which, without spoiling the entire movie, is about a man who spends almost his entire existence daydreaming about…

Goodness Gracious: For the love of giving thanks, part two

About a week ago, I was wasting time on Pinterest and stumbled onto this quote about Christmas that said, “Being an American Christian means celebrating the birth of a Jewish savior by receiving gifts beneath a Pagan tree from an obese, German trespasser.” At first read, I thought this quote was really funny because it’s…

Goodness Gracious: For the love of giving thanks

I consider myself a pretty easy-going person, and there are not a lot of things that really get under my skin. However, there is a special holiday coming up, and with that special holiday comes another special day in which dreams come true for thousands of Americans. Those dreams mainly consist of buying beautiful new…

Goodness Gracious: Live what you love

Thanksgiving break is in two weeks. That means that when we come back, we have less than a month left in the semester. Everybody just let that sink in for a quick second. I know this saying is so cliché and overused, but time literally does fly by. I still haven’t processed the fact that…

Goodness Gracious: House and home

I have been living in my cute little duplex on Warrensville for almost four months now, and a common topic of conversation is how I like living off campus this year. I think most people intend that question just to be a starter for small talk and don’t actually realize what a complex issue that…

Goodness Gracious: That park in the south

My parents have always talked about how when they were growing up, they only had three channels available on television, and of those three channels there were only a few shows to watch. Nowadays, the number of shows you can choose to watch on any given day is endless. This is a dangerous thing when…

Goodness Gracious: La vie en rose

Guess what, everybody? Midterms are coming up! You know what that means, right? Say hello to the next couple of weeks from hell, because you are about to get slammed with exams, papers, projects and whatever else you can think of. Thank God, right? Because it’s not like any of us already have enough on…

Goodness Gracious: Title blocked

Washington Redskins. Government shutdown. New music. The “Breaking Bad” finale (which I have not seen yet but already know the ending to, thanks to the spoilers sitting behind me in class who just had to describe it in vivid detail). I don’t know what to write about. Anyone who has ever experimented with creative writing…

Goodness Gracious: Recruitment requests

Greek life. Seeing those words in anybody’s opinion column is usually enough to make someone immediately stop reading and throw away the newspaper, because the piece almost always goes one way or the other. You either absolutely love it or you think it’s absolutely stupid. But please, people, before you throw down my column in…

Goodness Gracious: Welcome to Club Exclusive

Hey, what’s up? How’s it going? Can I help you find anything? I can’t tell you how many times I said those three phrases in the past three months. I got my first retail job this summer, which would’ve been really cool and fun, had it not been at a place I like to call…

Goodness Gracious: So long! Farewell!

Man, does time fly or what? I truly cannot believe that my second year at John Carroll will be wrapping up within this next week. Even more so, I can’t believe that many of my dear friends will be graduating from this lovely university and moving on to the world beyond. It’s hard for me…

Goodness Gracious: Mistakes shmistakes

  I like to write uplifting columns. God knows that there aren’t enough positive messages going around in the world right now, and especially after the events at the Boston Marathon on Monday, I feel this is the time to spread some love around. On a quick side note, I offer my most sincere prayers…

Goodness Gracious: Twitter twatter

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 – the day my life changed forever. The day I finally stopped resisting the peer pressure from my friends and family and jumped on the Twitter train. It’s super exciting, right? I mean, I always get super excited whenever I find new outlets for procrastination. Plus, now I can use hashtags…