Jan 29, 2009

Parce qu'il y a presque deux mois et je n'ai ecrit jamais en francais

Je sais que beaucoup de vous comprennez pas que j'ecris, mais je la vais ecrit la meme.

Il y a presque deux semaines que j'ai apprendu que je voudrais aller a un pays francophonie. Mais avec 5 ans pendant que ma derniere classe francaise, mon francais n'est pas tres bon. Eh bien, il faut qu'on travail a qqchose et gagner pour un temps, et apres ce temps, on oublie. C'est la vie. Peut-etre je vais etre tres bien a francais en qq annees. Peut-etre.

Jan 28, 2009

i love having friends who are awesome

Star Again. Awesome band. Awesome music.

Jan 22, 2009

The Cold

It's a love-hate relationship. Probably more of the latter.

Jan 18, 2009

Perhaps the Most Beautiful Thing About Winter is the Spring

We are dead to sin. We are raised with Christ.

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Jan 15, 2009

August 2009

. . . could mark the beginning of my time at this school. . . in Mali!

Jan 14, 2009

On the Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams

With the sweeping strings pulling one's very soul higher and higher, his music does more than lift the hearer's aural gaze to a statue of the greatness of man, but rather it surpasses all that man is and points straight to the One who created all things.

At other times, the gentle strains celebrate the world that the Creator has given us: a world of fields, stones, valleys, streams, birds, and lonely trees. A world and a life of friendship, simplicity, and joy. A world of loneliness, complexity, and sorrow. And over all is He who made the world and He who deserves nothing less than our complete satisfaction in His glory through all that He has done in this world and all that He is in the next.

Recommended Listening:
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
The Lark Ascending
Norfolk Suite
Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus
Fantasia on the Alleluia Hymn

Jan 8, 2009

Book Club

Well, my roommates and I are starting a book club with the following books (Sorry I've done so many lists lately):

January: "The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway
February: "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand
March: "Gilead" by Marilynne Robinson
April: "Catch 22" by Joseph Heller
May: "Crossing to Safety" by Wallace Stegner
June: "Paradise Lost" by John Milton
July: "Pilgrim's Progress" by John Bunyan
August: "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway
September: "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
October: "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy
November: "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
December: "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" by Kate DiCamillo

I'm excited.

Jan 5, 2009

A Few of My Favorite Colors

-Green leaves backlit by the sun
-Silver (real silver, not minivan silver)
-The underside of white poplar leaves
-Red hair
-Supposedly it's called "Olive Drab"
-Heavy-laden storm clouds
-Lake Superior on a windy and sunny day