I update this blog almost every day. It could be about anything: politics & current events, religion, work, geek-related materials. Sometimes I just post random thoughts.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Thanksgiving Break

I wish I could say that I was refreshed after my Thanksgiving Break. When you are slightly allergic to cats and you have cats in your parents house it can sleeping someone problematic. While not refreshed by sleep, it was wonderful to have the chance to catch up with family and friends.

The Packers are a lost cause...as you can already see, I gave up on updates. What can you say about a team that is 2-9 and yet somehow has manged to outscore their opponents over the course of the season? They are in every game they play until the very end...and it gets for frustrating each time when you know they will find a way to lose the game. It would figure the one year that I get to see to two Packer games, they would be really bad.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Milwaukee Bucks: A Sports Team to Cheer About

If you didn't have the opportunity to catch the Bucks game on Fox Sports North last night, you missed quite a game. The Milwaukee Bucks managed to put together a victory over the Indiana Pacers, 103-102 in a game they probably should have lost. Done 16 at half time and 14 to start the fourth quarter, the Bucks took advantage of bad Indiana three throw shooting and great Bucks free throw shooting in the last few minutes to overcome the Pacers. Mo Williams drained a 3-pointe with time running out to lift the Bucks in last few seconds.

As per usual, I had generally counted the Bucks out of the game in the second quarter when Indiana's lead was reaching 20; I was hoping that the Bucks could at least keep the game close when it wrapped up. For the fifth time this season, the Bucks have won after being behind. With the Packers not really doing anything this year, the 4-1 Bucks have been a real surprise. They could really cause some noise in the NBA East.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Interesting Case Involing UW Eau Claire

If you haven't already had the chance to read about this story, it might be worth your time:

It combines various issues that are important to me: Resident Assistants (or Community Advisors :) ), religion and how the two can sometimes overlap. In this case, a Resident Assistant at UW Eau Claire was told by the administration that he would no longer be allowed to host gatherings in which students talked about the bible.

I had honestly not heard much about it until Mark Belling, of 1130 WISN brought this up on November 4, 2005. It brings up the argument about what role the hall plays in a resident assistant's life. Is the hall consider his or her home, or is it considered his or her office? Also, does being a Resident Assistant mean that you need to be viewed as being accessible for all students...does holding a religious meeting make you unapproachable to folks? What are your thoughts. Discuss!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

UWO Hall Government Blog

If you have not already, I suggest that you take a look at a blog that was created so that UWO oshkosh residence hall students would be able to talk about the role of hall governments. I have administrative rights, so I may be making a few posts. Of course, I should probably start posting on my own blog consistently first :):

Anyway, check it out: http://hallgov.blogspot.com/

Interesting Quote

I have finally finished the book Black Rednecks and White Liberals and the author has an interesteing quote near the end of his last essay, he says:

"Past grievances, real or imaginary, are equally irremediable in the present, for nothing that is done among living contemporaries can change in the slightest the sins and sufferings of generations who look those sinse and sufferings to the grave with them in centuries past. Galling as it may be to be helpless to redress the crying injustices of the past, symbolic expiation in the present can only create new injustices among the living and new problems for the future, when newborn babies enter the world with pre-packaged grievances against other babies born the same day."

I post this statement to get your thoughts about it. I have my own thoughts about what he is getting at, but I'd be curious to hear what you have to say. I look forward to being part of a lively discussion.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

November Update

Hey folks, it's November. This marks some milestones for me. First, as of November 1, 2005 I am now done with my tenure as the interim Fletcher Residence Hall Director; the power has been transferred back to Abby. While the experience has been beneficial and in many ways very positive, it will be nice to be back to working with just one hall.

It will be my birthday on November 4. It is interesting the role that Facebook can play in your life. I have had so many different residents coming up and wishing me a happy birthday, and I'm trying to figure out how they know...thank you Facebook.

I had my meeting with my little brother today. Adam and I will be getting together on the 11th. I believe he will be schooling me in Halo 2.