Author Archives: anstrusie

Connected by Nuts and Bolts

  A while ago I had the opportunity to walk through a construction site on the community college where I work. The structure is compiled of concrete flooring and metal beams. Bolts, screws, and broken stones littered the pathways. As … Continue reading

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Seasons of Change

Fall is my favorite season. The idea of leaves changing colors and the crisp autumn air has excited me since I was little. Since moving to Arizona this has posed a problem, since the Phoenix area really doesn’t have a … Continue reading

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Phone Addiction

Modern technology. I love it—my phone in particular. I will not deny that I have a bit of a phone addiction; ok, I have a major phone addiction. But I’m trying to quit, just deleted my Facebook App from my … Continue reading

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Considering Sense of Place

“Love makes you see a place differently, just as you hold differently an object that belongs to someone you love. If you know one landscape well, you will look at all other landscapes differently. And if you learn to love … Continue reading

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Contemplating my Journeys

I find myself thinking over the events of this summer and the journeys I have taken. I graduated from Arizona State in May and then went on the trip of a lifetime; or at least for my lifetime. This trip … Continue reading

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“To strive with…

“To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human felicity.” Samuel Johnson

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