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8:52 - plan to not deal with anything or anybody work related thrown out the window
8:53 - get up, make breakfast, watch memphis/tennessee game replay
9:48 - watch lost sneak peaks for upcoming episode and chat with friend about their eternal significance and then discover my “Lost” Sawyer nickname: Ferdinand
10:59 - more work intrusion
11:00 - watch a moon landing conspiracy program
11:21 - research the confessing church movement within the pcusa
11:58 - head out to face the day
3:38 - trip #1 to gulfport
5:29 - trip #2 to gulfport
6:30 - dinner
7:30 - orientation
9:08 - back to gautier for the evening
pretty much not at all what i expected or hoped for, but ‘tis the craziness of life in the south
23 February 2008
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13 February 2008
However, members of the congressional committee and other lawmakers keep insisting that they are opening their investigation in order to protect children and young athletes from causing irreversible harm to their bodies. Thus my issue: can anybody honestly say that the biggest threat to our youth today is performance enhancing drugs? Is anyone prepared to defend such ludicrous assertions against the threats of a pathetic health care system, poorly funded schools, teen alcohol and tobacco abuse, or even depression/eating disorders/self image issues? Please...
12 February 2008
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10 February 2008
I was sick today. Not the puking all over the place kind, or the phlegmy kind. Just the out cold on the couch all day long kind. I don’t think I’ve slept so much in a long, long time. Missed out on church, football, and Mardi Gras goodness with erin. Poo...
It did get me thinking, however, how fortunate I am that other than a few tough days with allergies now and then or the occasional flu bug, that I really have much to be thankful for in the health category.
I know that others are not so fortunate. How tough it must be to have a body that gets in the way of “normal” functioning. To have social events and getting out ‘n about as exceptions to the norm and not part of daily life.
So tonight I am grateful...
09 February 2008
I watched “The Constant Gardner” this evening. Every time I watch it, I end up feeling like a slacker. I mean, honestly, what have I done to become more involved in the hideous injustices of the world. Would I be willing to set so many comforts aside and dive head-long into what appears to be a winless battle. If only big drug companies were the only naughty institutions and people out there... How does one start to not just say they care or throw $20 here and there, but actually start to live in such a way that good is perpetuated...
or maybe i’m just scared of what it will cost...
08 February 2008
06 February 2008
For example: I could give up television for the next few weeks. But then I would actually have to miss shows like Lost and March Madness and other things I enjoy watching. I could add a bunch of exceptions into the mix, like allow those things I really do care a lot about and let’s not forget ESPN and such. But really all that I am left with is a watered down commitment to not watch public television, the shopping network and that channel that only comes in spanish anyways. Thus, I have created the latter category: giving something up to feel a part of the club. Who knew this whole spiritual thing could be so much work?
Now don’t get me wrong. I really do like the idea of discipline and the power that the lack of something can have on how we reshape, refocus and reorient our lives. So this year I’m going to, gulp, attempt to try things a bit differently. Instead of temporarily removing something from my life, I am going to add to its abundance.
This Lenten season, I will be adding words to my daily life. No, I’m not writing a book, an essay or even a shopping list. I’m talking about this here thing we call blogging. For the next few weeks I will be undertaking posting as a way of taking from the myriad of events/thoughts/etc that compose my life and throw some variation of such into cyberspace in order to learn a little bit more about myself through the process of addition. And lookey here... day one is in the books :)