Archive for April 2009

Arguments, Bands, and Circularity

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Phew! What a week it’s been. Things have been pretty busy. After finishing up exams, I packed up all my stuff in preparation to move to a new place, and then came home for a few days. While at home on the weekend, I went to my cousin Bethany’s graduation, watched Crash Paper Plane (a band made up of several of my friends) compete in a battle of the bands, and headed out of town for a bit to visit my friend Melissa. Then on Monday, my dad and I drove back up and we moved all my stuff from my old place to my new place for the summer. So it’s been a busy time since then, unpacking and arranging everything. Of course, on top of that, I didn’t have the password to access the wireless connection, so I had no Internet for a couple days. I ended up travelling to school so I could check my email and such. But now that’s all settled, and so am I. For the most part, anyway. There are still a few things I need to do before the term begins, but I’ve got a list prepared, at least. Whether or not I actually do the things on the list is a different issue, but hopefully I’ll be productive enough to do some of them, anyway.

But on top of all these things I had to do, I also decided it was time to do another important thing. On the car ride…Continue Reading

Relationships, Resolutions, and Railroads

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Over the past few days, I’ve been going over some of my blog posts from the past. It’s part of an on-going project to add tags to all my 4 1/2 years of posts, and it’s taken me quite a while because a) there’s over 570 of them, b) many of them are long and rambling, and c) I get busy with other stuff and put it on the back burner. But I was reading through posts from June 2005 today, which was during a time of intense changes for me. I was graduating from high school, and things were very uncertain for me. As well, I liked a girl, and that always brings its own set of emotions along with it. I suppose reading about it brought back some vivid memories, and brought me into some self-reflection.

It’s something that I haven’t really done in some time. Not to any great extent, anyway. The past year, 2008, was one where I was focusing on my beliefs and my worldview. I didn’t have time to think about my feelings and my character, other than as far as they intersected with my beliefs. I suppose it was a necessary process, but in many ways it just seems like a step back. I was so busy with trying to sort out my beliefs about God and Christianity that I forgot to actually work on making myself a better person in the process. My gradual character development took an abrupt halt.

On top…Continue Reading