Tuesday, August 28, 2007

It's a Small World--Eastern Washington State College

I live in a typical suburban, midwest neighborhood. The houses here are owned, primarily, by either young families or older, empty-nesters. The other day my family and I were out taking a walk and met one of our neighbor couples. After chit-chatting for awhile, it turns out that the woman had family members who live in Kennewick Washington. Kennewick is one of the Tri-Cities...a trio of cities in southeastern Washington...1716 miles away! And, here we were in the same neighbohood in Bloomington, Indiana.

Talking more, it turns out that her father was a kicker/punter for the Kennewick Lions and went onto Eastern Washington State College on a football scholarship. EWSC would eventually become Eastern Washington University, the place I began my academic career, met my wife, etc...

Later in the day, this same neighbor dropped by our house with a bit of memorabelia her father had given her from his football glory days:

1 comment:

Steven said...

I just read in the lab meeting minutes from earlier this week that you got a puppy! I look forward to seeing pictures.

And saw that you are teaching T511 again. Have many good memories of that class. Over the past year, I've learned some things about measuring 'audiences' on the web! Because of the amount of data one can collect, one can perform an incredible variety of analyses!

Best wishes on your tenure case too!

Steven, writing from DC