All the news coming out today makes me think that our world is in trouble. We can not accept everything the media puts out. I still have not chosen a position on who is innocent and guilty, but the media, before they even knew real information, made Zimmerman Guilty. Nobody questioned the media, they just accepted what they said. Now the news is showing evidence that Zimmerman was actually the one who was attacked from behind and was egged on. The evidence still does not prove a whole lot, but this shows how much the U.S. citizens are eager to side with the media. What happened to Trayvon is a tragedy, somebody dies in this world they should be recognized and mourned over no matter what kind of person that individual was. We should mourn any death, each human life is an equal piece to this universe!
I have had two great outdoor seasons to start off my collegiate career. I have put myself in position to score points each year! That’s your job in the regular season, getting yourself to conference championships and getting into the fast heats. I have done my part during the regular seasons. However, when it comes to championships, I do nothing but fold. I have been in position to score 17 points in the last two years, and I came away with 1 point in indoor, and that was only due to luck. I went into my conference championships seeded second in the steeplechase with a time of 920.19. I went into the meet with the hopes of winning conferences and I was at least going to get top five. The first half of my race I was in the top 8, but as soon as we hit the 4th or 5th lap my stomach started cramping, my head started tilting, and my heart was going to explode. I remember my thoughts during the race. Oh no, not again, I can’t miss out getting points for my team for the second year in a row. This can not be happening. The last three hurdles were the worst, I could not even hurdle them anymore, my energy was completely gone. I finished the race and blacked out! I crawed somewhat off the track somehow, and got help from my teamated to get back to my bag and to water. I hope I never go through a race like this ever again. I was told I looked dehydrated. I hope that was it, I hope I have an excuse for the embarrasing end to my season. I hope none of my fellow steeplers go through the race I went through. Time to start working for cross country! Thanks for reading my little rant!
Life: Flotrack -
Okay, I love Flotrack a lot! I can not emphasize a lot enough. I log my runs on flotrack, I learn more about running on flotrack, and it is where I love to blog about my races and or anything running related. It feels kind of odd blogging about my blogs on flotrack, but I have to vent. Every once…
A student blows up at a teacher, drops the F-bomb. The usual approach at Lincoln – and, safe to say, at most high schools in this country – is automatic suspension. Instead, Sporleder sits the kid down and says quietly: “Wow. Are you OK? This doesn’t sound like you. What’s going on?”
He gets even more specific: “You really looked stressed. On a scale of 1-10, where are you with your anger?” The kid was ready. Ready, man! For an anger blast to his face….”How could you do that?” “What’s wrong with you?”…and for the big boot out of school. But he was NOT ready for kindness.
The armor-plated defenses melt like ice under a blowtorch and the words pour out: “My dad’s an alcoholic. He’s promised me things my whole life and never keeps those promises.” The waterfall of words that go deep into his home life, which is no piece of breeze, end with this sentence: “I shouldn’t have blown up at the teacher.” Whoa. —
Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, tries new approach to school discipline — suspensions drop 85%
Can all teachers be like this?
1. My team
2. Being Healthy enough to run
3. Running at a collegiate level
4. All of the friends that get me through the days
5. The books that have been created by the great minds
6. The ability to get information
7. My mom and Dad bringing me into this world
8. Tumblr giving me well needed information
10. My wonderful God in which nothing would be here for me to be grateful for
Praise the Lord my God, for he is LOVE!
Such a good quote, I love Albert Einstein!
(Source: onlynmyhead, via adventuresinlearning)
I have recently begun researching Aldous Huxley and George Orwell. They both had amazing predictable powers. Their books were fiction when they wrote their books but you could argue they both were correct. Orwell wrote that he was afraid their would be organizations that would ban books, and he was right. The censorship committee does not necessarily ban books but they prevent schools letting them know about certain reasons. Huxley believed that there would be no need to ban books because nobody would want to read them. Our society is not reading as many books as they used too. Orwell feared the people would deprive us of information, and Huxley feared they would give us too much information that we would be reduced to passivity and egotism. Orwell feared the truth would be concealed from us, Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. I think that it is a combination of the two. I know people like distinct answers but I just can not choose a side. I do feel like we are being denied knowing of some truths and I also believe that some people just don’t care. So in conclusion I would rather side with Huxley, but I will not say Orwell is wrong, because he is not!
The Phillies starting Pitcher will be Vance Worley against the Diamondbacks Josh Collmenter! I like the way Worley plays and I think he will be a good Philly to come up! We have to remember though that he was only just a rookie last year. The phillies hitting has been subpar as of late and Worley needs all the runs he can get. You give Worley more than four runs, I believe he can hold it! They are currenty under .500 in winning percentage! I would like to see that change tonight!