Saturday, September 30, 2006

Ah, Harvard...

I often catch myself being overly negative about my experiences here at Harvard and about the Boston area. But, then there are those moments when I catch myself just in total awe of the fact that I'm even at Harvard!

Sometimes it will just all of sudden hit me that I'm at Harvard and I'll often say to myself, "Holy Crap! I'm at freakin' Harvard!" I'm still not sure how it happened, or exactly what it was about my application that caused the admissions committee to approve my application (maybe it was an off year for them?). But, I am truly thankful for the opportunities that have opened up for me simply because I get to put two little words, Harvard University, on all of my paperwork.

Is the swooning that happens when people hear the Harvard name (commonly known around campus as "dropping the H-bomb") justified? Probably not. Oftentimes, I feel as if I'm just paying...overpaying...for a name brand. And, while there is some truth in that it is also true that there are some awesome opportunities to be had here.

I mean, where else would the entire Navajo Nation Supreme Court travel to have a hearing? And who else would pay for such a trip other than Harvard?

Where else can I take classes with not only world class scholars, but have social time with them on a near daily basis. While I don't agree with most of them, just interacting with them can be amazingly intellectually stimulating.

The opportunities and people I've met here have been amazing! Something that I am truly thankful for.

Yes, there are things here that I absolutely can't stand...yet, I wouldn't trade the experience I've had here for anything.

Thanks Be to God, Boomer Sooner and Go Crimson!
Feast of St. Jerome


The Ten Commandments, King of Kings, Going My Way, The Bells of St. Mary's, The Prince of Egypt, The Passion of the Christ, and now...

The Nativity Story...coming to theatres in December.

Thanks Be to God and Boomer Sooner!
Feast of St. Jerome

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Classes begin anew...

Well, this is the first week of classes here at Harvard Divinity School (HDS)...I know, we start classes after everyone else on the planet, it's some sort of weird Harvard thing. It's looking to shape up like an interesting, albeit busy, semester. It looks like I'm going to end up taking five classes and finishing up an incomplete from the Spring semester that I'm still working on. Oh, and I'm also working and at some point I'll need to sleep. Ah, the joys of being a grad student.

Some of ya'll out there (assuming anyone ever reads this) might be interested in what I'm taking, so here's the list:

~~African-American Religous History
~~Religion, Values and Public Education
~~Education for Liberation
~~Risk & Resilience in Adolescent Development
~~Wisdom Literature (a class I'm taking through
Weston Jesuit School of Theology) description

There's a little bit of everything in there, so hopefully I won't get I'll probably be too busy to be bored! The Wisdom Lit class is open to me since HDS is part of the Boston Theological Institute (BTI) which includes 9 different theology schools/programs around the Boston area. The BTI allows students at any of the member schools to take classes at any of the other member schools, it's a really good deal!

So, as you can see, I've got a full plate of classes lined up for this semester! Hopefully, I'll be able to keep up...if anybody out there knows some special prayers for students I could probably use them!

Thanks Be to God and Boomer Sooner!

Sunday, September 17, 2006


I don't mind losing, but we were robbed! Don't think so, watch the replay yourself!

Even announcer and Oregon alum Dan Fouts can see that the Pac-10 crew screwed this call!

Now, Oklahoma only lost a couple spots in the polls because of this "official" loss, but who in their right mind allows Oregon to jump 5 to 6 spots in the polls after a non-win like this!!!!

Thanks Be to God and Boomer Sooner!

Saturday, September 16, 2006


I'm sorry if the following makes no sense whatsoever...

I took what I consider to be a huge step towards a possible future yesterday and I was told to wait to follow up for over a month. I'm not sure what that is supposed to mean. I guess I've been wondering about this for so long that I'm just a little put off by the fact that I've finally taken a positive step towards finding out about it, only to be told to wait.

Those that know me well will definitely tell you that patience isn't exactly one of my virtues. Yet, I've been thinking and praying about this for so long and have been afraid to act. It's just a little disconcerting to finally work up the courage to follow it and be told to hurry up and wait. I just don't get it.

I've just recently admitted to myself that I've been afraid of this decision, and just yesterday convinced myself to act on what I've been feeling. Did I make the wrong decision? Were my fears justified? I just don't know?

Please keep me in your prayers.

Thanks Be to God and Boomer Sooner!

Friday, September 15, 2006

NIV with a ribbon bookmark!

Anybody know where I can get me some KJV bling? Ok, I'm you know where I can get some NAB bling?

Thanks Be to God and Boomer Sooner!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Too Funny!

Thanks Be to God and Boomer Sooner!

Liberal or Conservative?

So this is why I always waffle when people ask me if I'm liberal or conservative...

Your Political Profile:
Overall: 40% Conservative, 60% Liberal
Social Issues: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
Ethics: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal

Thanks Be to God and Boomer Sooner!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Why am I Catholic?

Well, it occurred to me that I have been neglecting the part of my blog that should be dedicated to Catholicism...

I'm often asked why I'm Christian and also why I'm a Catholic isn't something that is easy to answer. All I can explain is my experience of God and how that/those experience(s) have been supplemented through the Catholic Church.

But, I found this video and it kind of sums it up well, I hope you enjoy...

Thanks Be to God and Boomer Sooner!

Friday, September 08, 2006

Too Awesome!

This is quite possibly the best video ever made! It's from a band called OK Go, I'd never heard of them before but their video is awesome!

Special thanks to the Finkmeister Flash for showing this to me!

Thanks Be to God and Boomer Sooner!

Monday, September 04, 2006


Steve 'Crocodile Hunter' Irwin

Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin killed by stingray
Internationally renowned environmentalist, 44, was filming documentary

AP Wire
Cairns, Australia - Steve Irwin, the hugely popular Australian television personality and conservationist known as the “Crocodile Hunter,” was killed Monday by a stingray while filming off the Great Barrier Reef. He was 44.

Irwin was at Batt Reef, off the remote coast of northeastern Queensland state, shooting a segment for a series called “Ocean’s Deadliest” when he swam too close to one of the animals, which have a poisonous bard on their tails, his friend and colleague John Stainton said.

“He came on top of the stingray and the stingray’s barb went up and into his chest and put a hole into his heart,” said Stainton, who was on board Irwin’s boat at the time.

Crew members aboard the boat, Croc One, called emergency services in the nearest city, Cairns, and administered CPR as they rushed the boat to nearby Low Isle to meet a rescue helicopter. Medical staff pronounced Irwin dead when they arrived a short time later, Stainton said.

Get the whole story here

We'll miss you Steve!

Thanks Be to God and "Crikey! She's Gorgeous!!!"

Friday, September 01, 2006

Nothing Else Matters

Oklahoma Football...Nothing Else Matters

Thanks Be to God and Boomer Sooner!!!

Football is finally here!!!

Alabama-Birmingham -vs- #5* Oklahoma

Saturday, September 2nd
7pm eastern on TBS
Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
Norman, Oklahoma
2000 National Championship Season Highlight Video

Thanks Be to God and Boomer Sooner!!
*USA-Today Poll (Week 1)