Saturday, August 29, 2009
The girls and I are alone all weekend. So far, so good. My back is killing me and that's unusual, but I'm confident that it will get better so we can go out and have a nice evening. It's hot as hades here and overcast. I thing has been on my mind lately. What am I going to do this next year to avoid feeling so unhappy. Nothing lately seems to interest me much. maybe it's just a stage or something, but I sure feel bored with life.
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Manvotional: Manliness by John Brookes, Part I | The Art of Manliness A great article rom one of my favorite sites.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Thinking too much tonight. It's a problem that runs in my father's side of the family. I can't sleep. Classes are almost over and I have papers due. Focusing on work is difficult. It looks like I won't be getting any vacation this Summer. Summer school at Beaumont High School is going to take almost all Summer.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
ie with ralph and tim - riverside california usa - podcast - local and independent
A good friend's podcast about Riverside, California.
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
I just finished a paper off for my class on Thursday night. Twelve pages long and it feels great to have focused for that long and not taken a break for some "distraction time." Thins are rough around the house and I am looking foreword towards the end of these classes. I'll have about a week off and I'll be back at Beaumont High finishing off some internship hours and my job teaching at Palm Middle School will start again on August 12th. It'll be nice getting back into a routine and letting some time pass.
Monday, July 06, 2009
The weekend is over and as usual it didn't seem long enough. I didn't get half the things done that I would have liked, but that's life. I'll be continuing to work towards fulfilling my 600 hour internship for graduate school this week, which is not a whole lot of fun. I guess boring would be a more appropriate word to describe it, but it is close to home and they are very nice at Beaumont High. I have alot to get done today and hopefully I'll be able to get most of it done. I usually feel happiest when all my daily work is done. I've been up since around 4:30 AM and even for me that's early. This Summer is really a drag. All work and no fun, I think I'd rather see graduate school just be over, I'm not sure I've learned much, it's more a matter of fulfilling requirements, not actual learning.
Sunday, July 05, 2009
Saturday, July 04, 2009
It's been a trying last few days. A friend is in trouble and needs more than I can deliver. Another friend I miss deeply and never seem to get the time to ever spend time with. The distractions of life are starting to wear me down. I sure need a break and one is not forthcoming anytime soon.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Sometimes things just don't change. I've been in graduate school the last 16 months or so and haven't blogged at all. I think I need to start again and get some things off my chest. The kids are great, Amber and Izzy are both growing so fast. Debbie is fine and I am okay, just too busy most of the time. I don't get much time to reflect much lately and that has taken it's toll. Too many things seem not to get resolved. Things left unsaid and thoughts lost. Oh well, today is mine for the making and I am happy that it's turned out so nice, so far.
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
“Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war and until there are no longer first-class and second-class citizens of any nation, until the color of a man's skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes. And until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race, there is war. And until that day, the dream of lasting peace, world citizenship, rule of international morality, will remain but a fleeting illusion to be pursued, but never attained... now everywhere is war.”
Haile Selassi (1930–1974) of Ethiopia.
Haile Selassi (1930–1974) of Ethiopia.