Category: Horizons

Pokemon childhood pays off at last

Just as a head?s up to anyone expecting a thoughtful, poignant reflection on the past year of my life. This isn?t going to be it. North Park?s fall semester went a week longer than last year?s, meaning I have only had one week of recuperation since finals and my brain is still sufficiently mushy and incapable of processing complex thoughts. […]

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Younger brother turned out pretty good after all

A few months ago, I was clueless about what to write, so I opened my Facebook status to suggestions for column subjects. I kept a list of those ideas and revisited them each week to see if I felt particularly inspired by any of them. For this week, an idea about little brothers caught my eye The suggestion was ?how […]

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Make a difference? So, where do you start?

I want to make a difference, but I don?t know how. I want to know about the world so I can stop being an ignorant American. I know that I have a voice, and I want to use it to capture the attention of others and call them to action. I want to give myself to a cause, and I […]

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Second college year has been sophomore slump

Expecta?tions can be tricky things. Some?times we set them impossibly high so we push ourselves to our limits. Some?times we lower them to protect our spirits from shattering disappointment. Sometimes our expectations are exceeded, and we are overcome with happiness. Sometimes, though, our expectations aren?t met, and we can begin to feel a sense of complacency and hopelessness wash over […]

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Overwhelmed by large-scale issues

My life is crazy right now. I haven?t checked this fact officially, but I feel like I start 72 percent of my columns this way. It?s whatever, though?I can?t help it! There always seems to be so much weird and overwhelming stuff going on with me. Also, I apparently have the tendency to be slightly dramatic. I?ve always known myself […]

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Summer knee rehab a mix of misery and mirth

As many of you probably know, I spent the summer rehabbing my knee in Hutchinson at Pinnacle Sports Medicine. Being crippled all summer was generally awful, but the incredibly professional, humorous and kind workers at the clinic made the situation as positive as it could have been. I actually wrote this column in text-message form a few weeks ago. I […]

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Change in plans was part of a bigger plan

You know those crazies who run their mouths about there being ?a reason for everything?? Well, I hope you don?t think they?re too insane, because I?m one of them. After a summer full of tons of laughs, lots of TV, one very gimpy knee, and some lessons that have been hard to swallow, I can see exactly why I was […]

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Push for non-stop activity started early in life

Slowing down? Taking it easy? Relaxing? Yeah, these aren?t things Abi Humber usually chooses to do. Ever since she was a wee child, she?s wanted to be out and about, observing the world and everything in it. I?m going to stop writing in third person because it?s a lot more than my exhausted, sleep-deprived brain wants to handle right now. […]

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A natural at ?Olympic-level? gabbing

In case you haven?t noticed, I have the gift of gab. That might even be an understatement. My dad recently told me I possessed ?Olympic-level? verbal communication abilities while others tended to be at the ?Hershey?s Track Meet level.? My parents first noticed, when I was about 2 years old, that I was ?spirited.? They couldn?t reply to my toddler […]

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Desire boils within us to excel at something

The other day at lunch, I was talking with my mama about this column. We acknowledged that I haven?t written anything particularly light or humorous lately, and I sort of don?t like that. As we talked, though, I realized this is where I am in my life. I?m walking (well, limping) through a valley. I am trying to stay positive, […]

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