“Poetry is the shadow cast by our streetlight imaginations”
“Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes.”
-Ella Wheeler Wilcox
“The free exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world.”
“Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency.”
“Brotherhood in all corners of the world.”
“When you drink water, think of its source.”
“In the company of best friends, there is never enough wine.”
After my 8 hour drive up to Norcal from Socal with Julie, the first thing I noticed was how damn cold it was. I swear there is a 20 degree difference between Norcal and Socal. Wearing a jacket inside the house wasn’t my usual attire, but I suppose I am starting to get used to it.
I know that this blog has been hugely neglected, as school and work usually gets the best of me. At first, I thought about simply dedicating this blog to my more philosophical ideas, but now I am deciding to transform it into an online scrapbook for all of my memories- be they in text or in photos.
Winter quarter certainly looks busy for me: Photography Club, Kyrie, Research work, Sociology Immersion program at a Continuation School, Pedagogy Honors class for the “Sociology of Facebook” class I am going to teach in the Spring, Teaching at St. Agnes. Of course there are other interests that I want to concentrate on: my photography, basketball, working out, and writing. And last of all, doing all this while keeping in close contact with family, friends, and my significant other (Cindy).
I recall my time during the summer when I was able to post to my blog almost everyday. I remember gaining much satisfaction and meaning from contributing to this blog, so I hope that I am able to add content to this blog at least once a day.
Anyways, here are some photos that I have taken so far from the Winter Break in Norcal. Enjoy!
I have been reading a great article sent to me from my girlfriend Cindy, titled Faux Friendship. It is a great article which compares the deep and sacred bond of friendship in the past, to the impersonal virtual friendships we have today. This is a quote that I took from the article which originated from the Bloomsbury Group:
“If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.”