Thursday, April 25, 2013


Alright so I am in the midst of the last two weeks of craziness before summer so naturally I am procrastinating and posting about things that are arguably not that important.  Who cares though?  A little procrastination isn't a bad thing right?  So as I was saying, I have just over two weeks of real classes and followed by three days of study and three days of finals.  It's exciting and a little scary.

This summer marks halftime people!  The halfway point between being a full time student and the real world. It's nothing if not a little daunting and a bit sad.  I love school but I technically I only have three semesters left.  In August I will be jumping on a plane to Australia.  Yep that's right I will be in Australia for an entire semester doing all things Biology related (and hopefully seeing all kinds of unique animals).  I'm so pumped!  But I also know that this coming semester will only go by faster than all the previous ones.

I have been desperately trying to find the pause button for life but somehow it has been kept hidden and time continues to slip through my fingers.  I guess this is how life is right?  As I get older time will go faster and faster until it runs out....

Wow that just got really depressing WAY too quickly.  Next time I will try to make it a little more upbeat, or at the very least interesting.  In the mean time however, here is a slightly grainy picture of the crazy weather here in upstate New York.

Monday, April 15, 2013

It's Been A While

...and I was thinking about posting something about music or writing or what I'm reading.  Something fun but then the bombs went off in Boston and those things no longer seemed as relevant today.

While I was walking to dinner it kind of hit me that we live in a tumultuous world filled with killing and anger.  I shouldn't have been thinking this.  It was 60 degrees and sunnier than it had been in nearly a week.  I had every reason to be happy my friends and relatives were all safe and my room mate's were fine as well, but I still felt a strange feeling in my heart.

I felt a kind of angry pity.  Why did people do this to each other?  Every day humans kill other humans.  We can try to define a reason why.  They're crazy, they want attention, they're religious nuts but I think it is much more simple.  I think that people are unhappy.  They are unhappy with their relationships, social standing, the world and the only way they know how to feel better is to make others more miserable than themselves.

Unhappiness has become an epidemic fueled by failed economies, a widening class gap, and a overall lack of voice.  For many people the world is spinning out of control.  They can no longer take care of themselves let alone their families and many feel that their lives have been ripped out from underneath them by powers beyond their control.  All of this breeds unhappiness.  It creates people that are angry and frustrated with nothing to lose and even less to gain.

This is why our world rumbles with the blasts of bombs and smells of blood.  This is why we hear more cries than laughter and tears spill more frequently than rain from the heavens.  This is why there are people who have fallen so low that their existence is measured by the fear and pain they inflict on others.  The bombs in Boston today are just another reminder of where our world is headed if we don't cure the disease of unhappiness that has infected humanity.

Let's choose happiness so that someday, maybe, no one has to feel the pain or sadness that was felt today.