Thursday, February 24, 2005
Two of the Greatest Books Ever Written
I'm not sure if anyone who reads this site of mine has noticed yet but I happen to be an avid sports fan. I live for fall and football season and pass my time through the summer with a healthy dose of baseball, but one thing that I do regardless of what time of the year it is, is to watch the show The Sports Reporters on ESPN on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. central standard time. On this show there is one reporter who leads a panel of 3 other reporters in discussion about sports related topics and issues of today and yesteryear. A reporter that frequents this show with his good repore and wit is Mitch Album of the Detroit Free Press. Now to the heart of the matter. Not so long ago my Dad went to the book store and bought one of his books called The Five People You Meet in Heaven. I was slightly skeptical at first, but after some time spent in the intro I was hooked and didn't stop reading it until I finished the whole thing. The moral of the book is no matter how little you think you affect the world or others your always doing something to affect others. I was enthralled by the good nature of the book and wanted more. I found out that he had another book out on the shelves and made my plan to capture all of the prose found in it as well. Christmas time was just around the corner and I went to my local book store and picked up a copy for my Dad, having a dual purpose of course, and gave it to him for Christmas. I read it before he could. It is titled Tuesdays with Morry. I have written all of this to say one thing as follows: if you are looking for a book that may change your life or might lead you in a direction that could change others lives, go buy a Bible, but if your looking to have a good read that is based on life experience and true love and compassion for man kind go buy these to books. Mitch Album may well be my favorite new author.
Thursday, February 17, 2005
On a Lighter Note
I had a great Valentines Day. Me and my hand went to supper and a movie. I then treated it with some nice Aloe Vera lotion to keep it nice and soft then we had the night to remember for the ages. Only joking people.....I stayed at home and worked on homework. Yeah, the night of my life for sure.
Well everybody, I'm back with a whole new set of problems to face. With school, work, and church taking up the majority of my time these days I just haven't had much time to get any posts up on my site here lately which I apologize for, but I've noticed a few things in today's world that I just can't seem to get past. Number one on my list is the fact that today's athletes don't seem to think that cheating is an issue which sports should be concerned about, at least not when it comes to steroids. I guess it's just one of those small inconveniences that sports should overlook. When your head swells up to the size of a beach ball and you start hitting home runs that seem never to fall your just having a good year. For goodness sakes, the FBI has even released info that it informed the MLB about the use of steroids in the early 90's and nothing was done. Are we really putting the importance on what is real in the game or are we starting to worry more about our shoe deals and how many homers we hit than trying to win the championship and be a good example for the kids that look up to us? I don't know. Maybe my vision isn't blurred by the mark of strong steroid use and horse tranquilizers. To say the least I certainly think baseball needs to reevaluate their drug testing program and what is most important in the sport.