Today’s post was almost about my busy schedule (school, work, exercise, faith, Dexter), how I can stay productive and accomplish it all, lessons learned, and so on. But then I read an article about the Seahawks. Next I read an article about the Broncos. After that came a blog post about Peyton Manning’s faith, one about Richard Sherman’s mouth, and then…
You get it. The Super Bowl is on its way. I’m not above it. The two final teams are my two favorite teams (NOTE: I was as loyal to Indianapolis as I will be to Denver). So this is all pretty fun.
Now ends my talk of the Super Bowl.
Whoa, man, is me!
My 22 credit course-load is proving difficult these days; I haven’t even attended every class yet! However, instead of traversing down a dark and dangerous road which ends with me mounting a soapbox, screaming about the cruelness of time, I thought I’d instead share some great things I’ve learned and experienced, so far, from this new semester.
(What is this blog post even about?–Jim Gaffigan audience voice)
First, I discovered the greatness of Flannery O’Connor and her short stories. Specifically, I read one entitled “A Good Man is Hard to Find.” It is good when words on a page can move you to feel something unexpected.
SIDE NOTE: Raymond Carver is exciting as well.
Last weekend, my wife and I watched the movie “Her.” A bit melancholy. Actually,the film was entirely melancholy. You could call the tone a one-note taste buffet. That said, the performances were great, the colors and music delightful, and we walked out with plenty to talk about.
Is our every action and thought ruled by some form of egoism? The question was posed by my Business Ethics professor, and I’ve been thinking plenty about it.(For instance, can altruism be ultimately motivated by our own self-interests?) What do you think? Any takers?
Finally, my friend Jeremiah sent me a link on Facebook about a Christian website trying to raise funds to ship bibles to the Typhoon Devastated Philippines. Just throwing this out there… maybe start with food, water, and shelter? Any other thoughts on this?