As In The Beginning

As In The Beginning

As in the beginning is a poem about how we feel the pain of our loved ones physically harming us.  It is about how the loss of her father’s fingers is affecting the writer. We see the utmost level of empathy in this poem, and it makes you think about how you would respond to a situation similar to this.  This defines how we feel about ourselves and begs the question. What makes us whole?     When someone is whole, we associate that with a spiritual oneness, that we believe makes them at peace.  We fail to think about how Read more »

Gaining Yardage

Gaining Yardage

Gaining yardage is a poem about two teenage boys who are not your conventional sort of friends.  They do not label their relationship or discuss gossip, but they spend time with one another and share experiences.   Arlo and the speaker are friends, they probably would not call each other friends, but if they thought about it they would probably come to that conclusion.  They can depend on each other, even though they do not communicate as often as the stereotypical friends do. They were good friends though, they worked together at their farm, picking rocks and beans and they Read more »

The New House

The New House

    The New House is a poem about how people leave a mark on the places they have been, after they are gone.  This poem makes you think about how your friends, colleagues and family will remember us when we are gone.  In this poem the author shows that she was forgotten, along with the emotions and memories that came from her.  But does this mean that we exist beyond our physical presence on this Earth.     Many people who belong to a religion believe in a place after Earth where we remain and live for the rest of eternity. Read more »

My Side

My Side

In my third period math class, the teacher asks a question to the class, and hands begin to sprout up around the room.  I sit still, my hands firmly placed together in my lap, trying to avoid eye contact with my teacher because there was no way I would let anyone in my class believe I cared about my education or future or other objectives like that, while interim trying to give off that confident bad boy persona by leaning back in my chair, headphones on and feet up on the desk, in the back corner of the room.  When Read more »

First Thought

First Thought

It was a crisp spring morning.  The kind that made your feet wet when you stepped outside.  The wind was chilly but the sun was warm as Harold the hominid stepped out from his cave, this very morning.  This morning in particular, would be no different than any other day, he would scavenge for some food, try not to die and then probably return to his cave and close his eyes.  Then when he would open them, it would be morning again. Harold did not think much, he just simply did.  He never thought about the weather, or what food Read more »

What does it mean to be human

What does it mean to be human

Humans share a lot of similar qualities with a lot of living or non-living things.  We have weight, mass, and life, and grow.  We share these qualities with every living thing on this planet.  These are objective qualities that are true at all times, in all places in the universe.  But it is not these qualities that make us humans, it is the qualities that make us different that shows us what it means to be human. Humans can adapt to there environment.  Most animals can overtime, but humans can adapt immediately, without wiping out half of their population.  Polar bears are endangered because Read more »

Postulates of Faith

Postulates of Faith

In class, we discussed the postulates of faith and we learned some interesting perspectives and thoughts on philosophical questions.  We learned about the beginning of the universe, God, human souls, and free choice.  These help us to reinforce our belief in Christ, and how he began the universe, and how something can come from nothing. Was the universe was created, or was it always here?  It had to have come from nothing from nothing at the beginning if the universe is getting bigger everyday, and farther and farther away.  But how did it start, what lit the fuse behind the Read more »

Caveman Principle

Caveman Principle

In the last hundred thousand years the human race has made millions of adaptations to our day to day lives but according to research our brains and personalities have not changed much since then. We always want proof to support a story or an argument. According to Michio Kaku when there is conflict between modern technology, and our primitive desires, the desires of our ancestors always win, and this is known as the caveman principle. If we ever thought back to how our interactions between other humans would have been like, what do you think we would find? According to Read more »

My Father Is A Simple Man

My Father Is A Simple Man

A man and his father walk through town to fetch the local newspapers while learning simple but valuable lessons along the way. Although they are not complex, they were quite valuable to the father, about life and death, and everything in between. Life could be compared to oranges in a sense that when we are young we need the support of a tree in other words our parents to feed us and protect us until we are ripe enough to leave the tree and then we go away, to start a new life, where they can make more oranges with Read more »

Counter-culture

Counter-culture

Counterculture is the act of doing something different from the majority.  It is usually not taken well to, like the people who criticized Jesus for helping and spending time with the poor, the sick, and the hungry, whereas many other people would try to avoid those communications or time spent with them at all cost.   The beatitudes, to most people back in the days of Jesus, would be extremely counter-culture.  The Beatitudes show us how we should all live, not just as Catholics, but everyone of every faith.  Nowadays I would not say that the words wrote in “Matthew- Read more »