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Easter Weekend

So Alex and I went to the school board meeting tonight. It was pretty boring, they had some presentation of some music software that was pretty sweet. I was jealous of what the kids starting in the program now had access too. As well, there were some thanks given out by the board to a student and some ladies who gave kids food. The highlight of the night had to be sitting by principal Dr. Sommers, after dealing with what happened with my USC application he’s made an effort to say hello, and the off handed jokes he made about them working. At one point the board screwed up with what they wanted to do with one of the topics of the meeting and had to re-call and revote the subject. To what Sommers replied, “it’s a wonder anything ever gets done here”. Last person you would expect that from. It was great.

Easter was yesterday, I should have written but I was to bored being bored to think of something to do like write, not to mention that I was having a hard week spiritually, although I guess it comes with the holiday. My weekend was all right, I had hoped to do something with carissa since it’s been a while since we’ve hung out but all our plans fell through. That’s alright though, I’ll see if she’s game for something next weekend. I really duno how I feel about her, she’s one of the coolest people I’ve ever gotten to know. She’s been acting weird the last two days, so I hope that she doesn’t stop talking and hanging out with me. Because that would really suck.

At school everything seems to just be going to slow. I won’t complain though, I have a lot of project deadlines coming up, sasa this week, church in about three weeks, and a couple smaller ones in between here and there. Well that’s life in short. I’ll try to start written more frequently from now on.

take care and God bless ~paul
p.s. Shorty you rule!!

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Day Dreaming

I used to always get caught day dreaming, at baseball games, at school, church, home, while we would be driving on road trips. So I guess thinking I was dreaming now shouldn’t have been that big of a suprise.

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Do you ever dream,
then realize your eyes
have
been open
the whole time?

That world of fantasy
is nothing but truth,
the air,
really
is this sweet.

The girl you’ve dreamt
of is really there,
realizing,
with a
touch of her hair.

and

you should hold tight
to the hug she gives,
let
her know,
what this dream is.

Tell her your imagination
Couldn’t make someone better.

don’t let go.

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High School Liberals

How appealing is the idea? Just take a moment and think of what you have to do in the next few years of your life. You are nothing right now, living in the shadows your parents’ cast over you and soon the harsh light of the world will shine down on you. Some high school seniors are in a position to go to college for another four years, others for two, giving them more time to mold that image they have for themselves in their mind. If you were to talk to any senior in high school I think you would find some consistent feelings among them. Feelings I couldn’t understand until I was there myself, the uncertainty, fright and sense of impending loss, also accompanied by longing and excitement for what is coming next.

Going over the basic philosophies of the right and left this struck me. A large portion of students have no idea what they want to do with their life or if they do know, aren’t sure that after four years of college will still have the same motivation as they do now in that field. The left holds to the idea that we should all support each other, that the rich should supply the poor, strong support the weak, and so on. All very valiant thoughts and ideals in my mind. However most of them, given the chance to move up, to get further along in life and elevate there status above where they currently site or the status of their parents, they would take it in a heart beat. There is uncertainty involved with any risk, uncertainty that demands someway for people to cope. That way is liberalism. The crutch that will allow people the comfort of being able to reach for their dreams without certain demise, the idea that if you fall people will be there to catch you. My question for you is this, in a free society, like we have here in the states, you have the “freedom to pursue happiness” and with that, freedom to become utterly miserable. Every choice you make in your life you should have to answer too.

My life is just about to become uncovered; I’m scared that over the past several years I haven’t prepared myself enough. That when the sun reaches me I will dry up while those around me take root and flourish. The difference between the left and me is that if I fail, I will pick myself up, have friends dust me off and get back in the game.

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Long Weekend Ends

Wow I’ve had an action packed weekend… To kick things off I didn’t drive to boyne because the jones boys couldn’t make it (Justin at work and Chris had the ACT) and I wasn’t going to drive 14 hours on my own. I would go crazy along the way. Then Sunday after Sunday school my car died, the starter just quit on me. So got that towed and taken care of (it’s sitting good in the driveway now though). Started a new quarter today at school, it was alright. Gov’t is going to be amusing, My dad might come in when/if we watch bowling for columbine because that piece of trash moore made it. God must have a sense of humor when he makes people like him.

For those of you that don’t know I didn’t get accepted to the University of Southern California and so I will be attending Stout this fall over in the UW system. Go Wisconsin. I’m a little disappointed just because I thought I was more then good enough to get in out there at USC but apparently I’m not HQ enough for them. Their loss anyway. I’m ready to really push my artistic and creative side come this fall at stout. Hopefully rooming with Ned and we’ll really push each other to new limits.

Today I had lunch with CD and it was sweet, I went over my plans for the next season and he seemed impressed with everything that I’ve brought upon myself. I have about two/three more years to totally change the face of skiing in the Midwest. That’s not all that much time and I have a lot to do. Just am going to call him tomorrow and have him see what he things about my plans with some time behind him. Might have some insights to help me out. I’ve been so lucky with Line, Smith, Dakine and even Red Bull has really been there more then I thought they would be, If Daniels and/or Mero ever read this, YOU GUYS KICK ASS!! Even though we don’t get much credit behind the scenes like this.

Also got MidwestSkier.com back online this past weekend, that was quite the feat, and some parts still aren’t working totally the way they should be but its better then nothing. Gotta start spreading the word now. That’s all I got for now. Gotta go and not do my homework!!