Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I've said it before, but man, these dogs are pretty animals. I wonder what he's thinking and what goes through dog's minds in general everyday. They are loving, compassionate animals. By default, I believe, they are good animals; it takes cruelty and negative reinforcement to turn them into mean animals. Cats, dogs, cows, horses, and all the domesticated animals of the American west are more than just pets, they are companions and friends. I'm grateful for the animals around me in my life, even the frogs!
Posted by David at 10:00 PM
Monday, September 19, 2011
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Sunday, September 18, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
With BYU being independent, Utah in the Pac12, and me going to the University of Utah now, things are a little different this year. Don't get me wrong, I'm still an avid Cougar, but it will be interesting where this rival goes in the next couple years. I hope that it is as strong as ever, I think it's healthy and makes both schools better.
Looking at this picture makes me miss my time down at BYU. The education, my friends, and the beautiful scenery like this picture all are sweet memories. My favorite times were walking to BYU football games with our All-sports pass group, walking out of the testing center after finals, economics with Dr. Kearl, seeing campus after a fresh snow fall, and many, many others. My time down there has definitely shaped me as a person. I'm continuing to get shaped here at the U, but in different ways. A maturity difference, place in life, and other circumstances tend to give me a different perspective on education and life. The Talmage building has a plaque when you walk in the south entrance that said, "Mathematics will draw the soul towards truth -- Plato". I might have misquoted it, but that is the general gist of it. Math and science are intriguing in their very nature. The fundamental facts of science are either truth, or will eventually guide us toward truth. Sure science is changing, but look at the things we learn along the way.
With that caveat, I hope the game is a good one today. I wish I was down in LeVell Edwards Stadium today watching the game. I love the atmosphere down there. I loved the football I watched and my good friends and family that I watched it with.
Posted by David at 2:56 PM
Sunday, September 11, 2011
On this memorial day, I can't help but think of the things that have transpired throughout the years since 2001. I have to admit that I have forgotten, among the frivolous duties of my life, the thoughts and especially the feelings that I had so long ago. Although it is an absolute tragedy of what happened that day, I can use it for introspection and hopefully a transformation of my life. It can serve as a reminder of the great people in my life that love and support me which mean so much to me. It can serve as a reminder that the things that I see are important now are probably not as important as I deem them to be. And most importantly, it can help people take their eyes off themselves to be able to look outward and upward. It can help us look with faith towards God while helping us lend a hand to those around us that have had a disproportional load placed on their backs. To all those who have been directly and indirectly affected by the events of September 11th, I will not forget.
Posted by David at 9:28 AM
Thursday, September 8, 2011
This wildflower was found while hiking up Mt. Timpanogos. It wasn't the only one, there were thousands of them in a meadow before you hike up to the saddle. It was my first time hiking it, and I'm very glad that I did it. I'm extremely blessed to have a body working and able to climb a mountain, and the great friends to hike it with.
Posted by David at 11:34 PM