Bluefield at 100 – Courtney Hood

Welcome to Bluefield at 100! Bluefield College is celebrating 100 years and has undergone a name change! Each week, in honor of this milestone, The Confusing Middle will shine the spotlight on an individual who spent time at Bluefield University, giving them a chance to fill us all in on where they are and how … Continue reading Bluefield at 100 – Courtney Hood

Bluefield at 100 – Kelly Bittler

Welcome to Bluefield at 100! Bluefield College is celebrating 100 years and has undergone a name change! Each week, in honor of this milestone, The Confusing Middle will shine the spotlight on an individual who spent time at Bluefield University, giving them a chance to fill us all in on where they are and how … Continue reading Bluefield at 100 – Kelly Bittler

Bluefield at 100

For those of you who are unaware, I went to college at a little school called Bluefield College. This year, Bluefield has leveled up and changed its name to Bluefield University and is celebrating 100 years in existence. It's kind of a big deal. In honor of this incredible milestone and major change in the … Continue reading Bluefield at 100

The Open Door Policy

Does anyone else ever find themselves waking up in the middle of the night with an idea in their head? A blog post that you think might be good enough to actually sit down and write about. But it's, like, three in the morning... who's awake enough to write anything at that point, no matter … Continue reading The Open Door Policy

Grounded

In September of 2010, I spent a weekend at Smith Mountain Lake, here in Virginia. It was a weekend spent playing games, sitting on the dock, and going out on the boat while catching up with some of the best friends I've ever known. After those few days, my abs were in pretty good shape … Continue reading Grounded

Free Cable

I was never privy to a first-hand account of the following story. But it's a funny one and comes from my friend, Mark. Back in the Bluefield days, there was a guy who, upon entering his freshman year, was excited to find out that cable am as a part of our room and board. So, … Continue reading Free Cable

Carp Dime

I've mentioned a number of times in the past that The Confusing Middle is not my first attempt at blogging. For 10 years I wrote a blog called Carp Dime. Some people may look at those two words and wonder what they could mean. If you think they're a misspelling of the Latin, carpe diem, … Continue reading Carp Dime

Carpetland

Long ago, back in my college years, a few of us were presented with an interesting opportunity. The few were myself, Clint, Sarah, and Cassie. All of us sang together in a couple different groups in those days. When I've written about singing in college and claimed that I got to sing with some of … Continue reading Carpetland

On the Way Back from Brazil

On the way back from Brazil one time, I volunteered to carry a friend's souvenir. But first, a little background. During Spring Break of my senior year, I went with a group of BSU students to Brazil for a mission trip. While there, we had the chance to go into the public schools in a … Continue reading On the Way Back from Brazil

SMAR OG

Once upon a time, there was a girl who went to Bluefield College. Bluefield, as I'm sure dozens of people know, is the home to the Ramblin' Rams. During my senior year, we had a pretty decent basketball team. So in the name of school spirit, each home game became an event that was not … Continue reading SMAR OG