We all know what it's like to talk to our parents about sex. They talk to us about our changing bodies around age 12, and start giving us books and pamphlets a few years later. I believe I received one called "Sex, God and You."
It is relatively rare that a member of St. Olaf faculty or staff is willing to get down in the trenches. It takes guts to live in the dorms, and, perhaps more importantly, to shower in them once you've grown accustomed to the outside world.
As a kid, there were two things that I never wanted to find under the tree Christmas morning: clothes and Christmas cards. I wanted something cool, something that made noise, something that I could maybe hit my little brother with, but never sweaters or anything that said Hallmark on it.