- Dec 26, 2010
An irreligious education
I’ve been told that I’m going to hell more times than I can remember. It’s actually been quite a while since someone has reminded me of...
- Dec 19, 2010
My return to Acorn Abbey
Because I don’t have to be on campus for the final project, I decided to move back in with David at his home called Acorn Abbey, situated...
- Dec 12, 2010
When I lived in the arctic, I heard a story about a white man and an Eskimo. The white man, overcome with curiosity, asked the Eskimo,...
- Dec 5, 2010
Images of resourcefulness: Part 3
I am poor. My last tuition bill ($1,089) is coming up, and my savings continue to dwindle away ($1,933). When I graduate in May, I...
- Nov 29, 2010
Op-Ed for student newspaper: Part 1
To protest Duke’s recently proposed anti-vandwelling law, I decided to publish a two-part series in Duke’s student-run newspaper, The...
- Nov 25, 2010
Long Island, New York. The date was November 28, 2008. It was almost 5:00 a.m. on Black Friday—the day when people across the country...
- Nov 16, 2010
DMT Scholarship Update
Wow. Firstly, I must thank everyone who’s donated to the DMT Scholarship Foundation. It only took a couple weeks to reach our $1,000...
- Nov 13, 2010
I’m running out of money. I’d like to put the blame on the high cost of education, a tough economy, or some other debilitating side...
- Nov 3, 2010
Why go to college?
Dear Ken, Kudos to you for taking such a daring adventure. I love the book Walden and you are a modern example of it. I am 18 years old...
- Oct 27, 2010
The “Dare Mighty Things” Scholarship
I am familiar with rejection. I’ve been rejected by colleges (13), potential employers (15+), internships (50+) and women (lost count...
- Oct 22, 2010
Letter to Duke Administration
[I wrote the following email to Duke administration–which will probably wind up in the hands of their parking department–to express my...
- Oct 20, 2010
A new parking lot problem
My parking lot issue is resolved. I had a meeting with a Duke lawyer today. Going into the meeting, I only wanted two things: 1.) I...
- Oct 18, 2010
Uh-oh Pt. 4
I lost. I’m officially getting kicked out of the lot, and there’s nothing I can do about it. I was ready to take a stand. I figured I’d...
- Oct 13, 2010
I had a four-day fall break, which I spent at David's Acorn Abbey and on the Appalachian Trail, where I--from my starting point at...
- Oct 7, 2010
Uh-oh Pt. 3
Not much new to report. My director has conveyed my message to the powers that be: that I do not intend to move and that I have a Duke...
- Oct 4, 2010
Uh-oh Pt. 2
I've been asked to leave my parking lot. I'm still awaiting more information, but here's what I know so far. 1. A tenant, or tenants, of...
- Oct 2, 2010
Yesterday I received an email from the director of the liberal studies department–the department that I am enrolled in. “Ken, I have a...
- Sep 10, 2010
“How many things there are in the world of which Diogenes hath no need!” – Diogenes (upon entering an Athens marketplace) George...