Thursday, September 20, 2007

Pick a This I Believe essay/podcast from the archives, listen to it and post the following on your blog:

1. A link to the essay
2. Author
3. Title
–4. One sentence of what the belief is
–5. 2 examples from the story that showed their belief
–6. 1 favorite passage


2.)by Jeffrey Hollender

3.)Living in the Here and Now

4.) There is always an oppurtunity to change, but sometimes it takes a tragedy to realize it.

5.) Ex. 1 "I vowed to myself that I would honor my brother's death by being present in my own life."

Ex. 2 "The autopilot I'd been running on for god knows how long finally shut off."

6.) I often cry when I think about my brother. It's one of the few things I let myself cry about. I missed opportunities with him because I wasn't present — missed opportunities I will never have again. In some ways, he was almost always fully present. He didn't know any other way to be. I don't want to miss anymore of my life than I already have. By being present and conscious, aware and awake, I believe that I can honor my brother, just a little bit, every day.

Monday, September 10, 2007

The thing I am most anxious about at Edina High School is ...---One goal for myself in my sophomore year is ...

The thing I am most anxious about at Edina High School is doing well in school , and getting good grades. I am anxious about getting good grades because it's important to me that I do well in school, and work hard at it. I also want to do well to make my parents happy too.

One goal for myself in my sophmore year is to make the Edina Junior Varsity or Varsity hockey team. That is one of my goals for this year because i think it would be great to be part of the historic program of Edina hockey. I also think it would be great because both of the teams will be very strong this year. Lastly I work my tail off on a and off the ice throughout the year, and I believe it would be great to be rewarded for the hardwork.