Monday, August 31, 2009

The New Apartments

I am currently sitting on my couch looking into JP Robles' eyes talking intramural football. Perfect. The dawning of a new era, thats what I should have called this entry. I'm going over to figure out some registrar stuff. Finish you later.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Multi-Tasking (Never been a strong suit)

Dear Readers (yes Kinsley that includes you now),

Welcome to Dan's most recent attempt at multitasking. I am currently watching Live Free or Die Hard starring Bruce Willis, and although it is pretty entertaining, I decided that now, of all times, would be the perfect time to write a blog. This much being said, if this is incoherent, forgive me. This memorable day began early, for a summer day that is, at 7:45. Waking up on Wes's sweaty leather couch (okay not that sweaty, but not the most comfortable sleeping arrangement when one is hot), i ate a few bites of a pear (which was not even close to ripe) before tossing it into the bushes and beginning my trek into Pennsylvania. --- and that is as far as I got before the Toshiba died on me. Now I stumble onwards with the crippled Dell Inspiron, who is missing the a and ' keys along with having a wounded spacebar. Fantastic.

Now I've replaced the latest Die Hard with Make It Or Break It. Yeah, Hulu has ruined my life, sue me. I need a job. I also need to go to bed. It's been a long long day. Fail. Tomorrow I run in the rain....... and maybe try again at blogging about something important.

Cheers -- DPS

Monday, August 10, 2009

Final Thoughts, Final Camp, Final Exam... oh Finals

I'm sitting in Caribou Coffee right now with Trevor, Morgan, Al, and Emily... oh camp how I will miss you. I will write in this more if I finish studying for my Philosophy final. Wish me luck.


Well the final is done. I got an 87, putting me at a A- for the class. I'll take that for taking the class over the summer. Now for some post class thoughts. Honestly its hard to release the feeling that I should be doing something else. Its hard to just sit and type and not be working on school work. I feel like I'm wasting my precious time that I should be spending somewhere else. I know that's not good, but its hard to avoid. This, however, is another thought for another time. Now we are reflecting on a summer moderately well spent, on thoughts of philosophy and theology, and thoughts of simply living. So that I don't go crazy, I will be brief... no, you know what. I'm going to the lake. done.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Not the Brightest of My Thoughts

The title of this post is in reference to hiking around the lake with bronchitis setting in, with the majority of my homework left to be accomplished. Now this might seem fairly obvious as foolish to you, dear reader, but you must know, if you know me at all, that when I set my mind to do something a certain way I believe that I can do it, so when I thought I would hike around the lake, I had to, and when I thought I could get all my homework done in one night, well I had to, and perhaps both would have been accomplished with more ease if it were not for the sickness that flared up within my bones. Enough for now... we'll talk more after I finish.

Monday, June 29, 2009

The Clock Reads: "Thought Release"

Well here I am once again (I think that's the start too a pop song, oh well) when I should be writing a paper or doing my philosophy reading, instead I am glued to my (well Lance's) Computer trying to get out the vast immensity of thoughts I have flying around my head. For sanity's sake, if not yours, I'll try to keep this brief. Camp has been amazing (forgive me for not posting previously). Rec Staff is perfect, aside from the inability to touch the lives of campers directly. I have just enough time at night and with my day off to finish my homework, but now I'm trying to get ahead so that I can counsel for Junior High and for Teen Camp. I think it might be doable, but we shall see. Back to the topic at hand. I've been thinking a lot about the future, about where God wants me, about other such future things, and about my role at camp, and about this summer class. While I do think that taking this class will be useful, I struggle almost daily with the fact that it takes away from my ability to hang out with the staff and campers. I am a relational person posing as a thinker, and although I love thinking and reading, I crave human interaction and influence. Do I really need the schooling I am getting? Yes it is terribly interesting, but is it making me a better person enough to the extent that experience would not be the better and wiser teacher? I want to do something. I want to start a coffee shop and play guitar and spread the gospel. I want to travel the world and spread the gospel through human interaction. I want to write... I want to influence people. I want to be where God sees me in 5 years. I want to pray and see mountains move. Is what I am doing right now accomplishing that? Sigh. Enough for now. I am in need of accomplishing some homework (see? its pulling me away from my uber influential blog time !!!). Alas, I must not waste the time I have. Entaro Adun. That was the greeting/farewell in a video game I once played haha.

Grace and Peace,


Friday, May 22, 2009

Thoughts by Way of Interruption

Ever notice how boring and stable the lives we see in movies tend to be before a huge event or catastrophe or other such event disrupts the serenity of their lives? Although sometimes the characters will admit they are searching for something more, too often, as is mirrored in our own lives, they are unaware of the stupor in which they are living. It is not as if they are willingly apathetic, rather they have been lulled into an unwitting, undesired apathy.

No, I was not the recipient of a stroke of unluck like having a plane falling into my house, or my finding out I have cancer, or being kidnapped by terrorists. I, however, get a D- on one of my finals that I thought I did fine on, which took me from an A or an A- to at most a B. That isn't the end of the world... but to me it feels like it. Let me explain.

I often set on written goals for myself. This semester it was to do will with the crazy load of classes I had, and try to keep my relationships positive through all that. Up until finals week I was pumped because I thought I pulled it though... then I got my grades for Pentateuch. Wow. That was a surprise. I emailed my prof just to make sure there wasn't a mistake, and evidently my essays were "insufficient." Isn't that I can't get a B or I lose some scholarship or something, I'm in no danger of that, but I felt as though it was a failure, a lack of success in fulfillment of my goals. It made me want to give up on doing well ever again. That might sound ridiculous, but it did manage to give my perspective a jolt.

Looking back on my life, I realize that I can really only focus well on one thing at once. This semester it was grades/finishing period. The question that remains: what will be my next goal? What did I fail to focus on this semester? Jesus. I did great over J-term. Spring term I did not. I have no obligation to have any goal other than Jesus. The other goals will fall into place. He needs to be my number one priority. I know how cliché that sounds, but it is true.

What are my new found goals stemming from the interruption of my previous goal-fulfillment (Freud would be so proud of that word choice)? 1) to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge 2) to be filled with all the fullness of God 3) to experience the real power at work within me which is able to accomplish more than all I can ask or imagine 4) to feel genuine joy 5) to have real mutual love pouring from my hearts to the hearts of others and back, and to God, and 5) that His kingdom would come, and His will be done.

If I can do any/all of that, then 1) getting into shape 2) passing college with acceptable grades 3) doing (occupationally) something fulfilling 4) finding someone to be fulfilled with... and so on, will be accomplished in time. Not my time, but his good time.

Enough for now.

Daniel Price

Sunday, March 15, 2009

veritas versum animadversio

That is supposed to say truth verses perception, but I'm a little out of date on my Latin. Regardless what that really says, think about it: the truth verses perception. What is it that we perceive as truth, and is that really any form of truth at all...

Romeo and Juliet
Tristan and Isolde
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Notebook

I wish love were really so uncomplicated...