Your mind is racing, heart pounding, hands shaking slightly as you reach for the door. You climb in and buckle up. As you turn the key the engine thunders to life beneath the hood. The racing in your heart suddenly reaches a whole new level. You turn your eyes to your parent in the front seat trying to listen to the instructions on adjusting the mirrors but barely hearing. You are 16, you have a permit, you are driving today! Finally, you have the car ready, you put it in gear and pull out. As soon as our tires hit the open road, you morph into Mario Andretti. You struggle with the brakes to slow her down and when you finally do, you look down to realize you were only doing 25 in the first place and 15 - while it feels more controlled - is a bit slower than the posted speed limit of 45. Oops.Read More
Fall is here. With fall comes the changing of many things; the colors of the leaves, the temperatures of the days and nights, the hours of sunlight. But one of the things I love about fall is that it is homecoming season! What an opportunity to see how old friends have changed since they were last seen. October 7 and 8 was homecoming at Clarks Summit University. In hopes of reconnecting with those that I attended college with and professors that taught me, I also hoped to run into those that I had built relationships with when I was coaching. And as it was homecoming weekend, I hoped to build new relationships with other alumni and guests at CSU.Read More
He stood only about 5'5" and was of an average build. His face, while I could tell he was older still looked youthful and full of life.
"I am Salim, pleased to meet you."
Returning his greeting I awaited his initiative for salutatory actions. Without offering his hand, he led me down the hallway and into a small library where he told me to look at any literature I pleased until he returned. After leafing through several Qur'ans of different translations, Salim returned and showed me into the prayer room of the mosque. He turned a chair to face mine and sat when I was seated. Our question and answer session was about to begin.