Snowstorm Questions of the Day!
What is your favorite childhood memory?
My favorite childhood memory is visiting the botanical gardens in Fort Worth, Texas when I was only seven years old. I went with my mom, dad, and my sister to the gardens. My dad knew all the names of the flowers because he had taken advanced botany and biology courses in college. I also remember it was springtime and around Easter. We took a family portrait at the gardens, and then afterwards we went inside. Inside, there was the judging of the irises contest. There were so many irises of different shapes, sizes, and colors that I never even knew existed. All the flowers inside and outside were all so beautiful. It was then that I first came to truly appreciate the flowers and my namesake, the rose. ~ Ms. Rose Matuszak
What book are you most thankful to have read and why?
Reading Thomas Morley's Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke led to a seminar paper that became my first published journal article, and it taught me the value of looking behind the curtain to see why an author might have written a given work. For these reasons, I am deeply grateful for having read this work. ~ Dr. Joseph Mann
Who has helped you become the person you are today, and what's the top thing you'd thank them for?
My mom has really shaped the person I am today. She has always emphasized the importance of education for the sake of moral cultivation.~ Ms. Mary Leahy
My father demonstrated that being a strong man meant being selfless. I appreciate receiving that image from a young age. ~ Dr. Joshua Avery
What's one thing you experienced recently that made you feel a sense of wonder or awe?
Having hiked the Grand Canyon from the South Rim to the North Rim with snow on the North side and coming back out the South Rim while it started snowing around 5,500 feet
~ Mr. Paul Boyer