• Why Me?

    By Andrew Arrol

    “Why do bad things happen to good people?” That’s the question we so frequently hear. The question we have all thought at one point or another. Theodicy. The Problem of Evil. Why do we suffer? These questions remind me of my freshman year of college. It was a warm, breezy afternoon. The sun was shining as I jogged across the grass. I couldn’t wait to enjoy the rest of the day once this flag football game was over. I’m more of a soccer (aka actual football #nohate) guy, but my floor needed me to have enough people to play. Even so, I was still enjoying the beautiful weather and exercise. As I was thinking this, I also immediately wondered, “Why is everything black? What was that crunching sound? Why am I on the ground?” I started to realize that I …

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  • Invite

    By Andrew Arrol

    I felt the snow seeping into the knee of my jeans. The rest of the world had stopped. Is this what it felt like to ask someone to marry you? I had dreamed of this day for years. I was finally asking the girl of my dreams to marry me. I had the ring. I had her friend recording the proposal. I had psyched myself up. I was ready to extend my most valuable invitation. So where were the fireworks? Where was the music? Why were we not crying like you see in all the viral proposal videos? I was cold. My girlfriend was laughing. There were two people who had followed us that we didn’t know. And there is no recording of any of this to prove that yes, my now wife laughed the whole time because she’s the …

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