Tuesday, November 6, 2007

College Man 2

Off to college, on my own for the first time, I peer happily out the window of my room at the then-recently built Gilbert Hall men's dormatory at Northern Illinois State Teacher's College. When I returned to NIU in 1999, I found Gilbert Hall--once surrounded by expansive green lawns--is an office building cheek-to-jowel with 400 other buildings. It is true one can't go back again, but it hurts to realize it.

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