Sunday, August 28, 2011

Lake Powell

So, I went to Lake Powell for the first time this last week and it was amazing.  I was afraid to get my phone wet, so I didn't take it along and, therefore, didn't get any pictures of my own.  Thankfully, many other amazing photographers are out there and they have taken some incredible pics.  Here are a few that reminded me of my trip.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


So, I decided that I wanted to take a break from all the medical non-fiction that I have been devouring over the last couple years and return to some simple entertaining fiction.  In looking, I quickly settled on one of my cliche favorite authors: John Grisham.  It, of course, turned out to be a great choice and The Broker, which is the book I chose, is a great read so far.  It is, however, really making me want to go spend some time in Italy.  So, instead of being alone in my longing, I decided to showing off some amazing photos I found to make you all feel the same way.  Enjoy!

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Monday, August 8, 2011

John Milton

"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.."

18 days of feet

A while back I listened to an interesting talk on that talked about 30 day challenges.  I really enjoyed it and wanted to try it out.  So, I wrote down several things I might like to try for 30 days.  One of those was to take a picture ever day; and instead of just taking a picture, I decided I would take a picture of my feet doing something different in a different place each day.  Making a kind of cool little journal of significant events.  Unfortunately, I didn't finish the full 30 days after getting sidetracked with my MCAT test.  None the less, I am very happy with 18 days I did do and am excited to start a new challenge.
(Note: I used my i-phone and the instagram app filters for each one of these pictures)

Day 1: At the gas station filling up, when I decided to really start taking pictures every day.

 Day 2: Reading in the basement of my parents house

Day 3: Watching some woman's world cup soccer action in the basement

Day 4: Finishing my book in the park

 Day 5: Out riding bikes around the state mental hospital


Day 6: Eating popsicles and playing lacrosse with the family, at my brother David's house

Day 7: A little plasma donation to pass the time and to get me some play money

Day 8: Enjoying some high quality music in the park with my friend Lauren

Day 9: Enjoying some Malt shop with my buddy Jake and Carli

Day 10: Shadowing Dr. Nokes in Radiology at UVRMC

Day 11: Watching "True Grit" at the Scera shell with Suzy and some friends

Day 12: Night run by moonlight down Provo canyon with Jake and Catelin

Day 13: Doing some bouldering with some friends at the quarry

Day 14: Free movies all day with Brady and Justin in Brigham City

Day 15: Church in Brigham City with the boyz

Day 16: Laying in bed stressing about the MCAT

Day 17: Living it up in SLC after finishing my test

Day 18: I love Hammock! Relaxing in Jake's backyard and listening to music at his farewell concert 

Other feet pictures of mine I found:

L.A. (Huntington beach)
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In the hospital after my new nephew was born

Sunday, August 7, 2011

James 4

13 Go to now, ye that say, Today or to amorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:

14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a avapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

Two lessons I learned and am trying to apply in my life from these verses:
  1. Life is short, make the most of every day
  2. Let the lord show you how to do that right, so your not fumbling along your own path 

A Dream Within A Dream by Edgar Allan Poe

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow--
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand--
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep--while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?

Friday, August 5, 2011

"Tighten Up" by the Black Keys

The end gets a little over the top, but I love the start of this video and it's just rockin sounding song.

Rick Mereki

This makes we want to get my travel on soooo bad.  In the words of Bob from What about Bob?,  "I want, I want, I want. . . I need, I need, I need. . . Gimmy, gimmy. . ."