Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Remembering Grandpa

He cut desire into short lengths
And fed it to the hungry fires of tribulation.
Long after, when the fires had died,
Molten gold gleamed in the ashes.
He gathered it in bruised palms
And handed it to his children
And his children's children forever.

~(based on a poem by Vilate C. Raile)

Friday, October 12, 2007

by Rainer Maria Rilke

God speaks to each of us as he makes us,
Then walks with us silently out of the night.

These are the words we dimly hear:

You, sent out beyond your recall,
Go to the limits of your longing.
Embody me.

Flare up like flame
And make big shadows that I can move in.

Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.

Just keep going. No feeling is final.
Don’t let yourself lose me.

Nearby is the country we call life.
You will know it by its seriousness.

Give me your hand.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Called & Raised

So apparently I missed part of the tag, so thanks Meg for pointing it out-

Injuries I've had:

1. Broken leg (skiing)
2. Fractured skull and concussion (Kinley)
3. Coconut rings (see the video at 2b1walker.blogspot.com)
4. Various muscle & tendon pulls from running
5. Pride

Friday, September 28, 2007

Tag, I'm It

Okay, I'll invite myself to play with the sisters.

Jobs I've held: (Before I read this list I thought I hadn't had that many different jobs...)

1. Newspaper delivery boy
2. Newspaper subscription saleskid
3. Standard Office Supply Delivery Boy
4. Stardard Office Furniture Delivery Boy
5. Standard Office Saturday Store Clerk
6. Teacher's Assistant Oakridge School for the Handicapped
7. Night Stocker ToysRus
8. Pressman Offset Club
9. Salesperson Offset Club
10. Salesperson excelgraphics
11. Salesperson Rocky Mountain Printing

Movies I can watch over and over:

1. Lord of the Rings (Any of them - prefferably extended versions)
2. Oh Brother Where Art Thou
3. Tommy Boy
4. Most of the Pixar & Dreamworks films
5. High School Musical (1&2)
Just kidding about High School Musical, I meant to add that to a list of movies I can't watch over and over.

Places I have lived:

1. Sandy, Utah
2. Provo, Utah
3. Irwin, Idaho
4. France & Belgium, various cities
5. Alpine, Utah
6. Lindon, Utah
7. Saratoga Springs, Utah
8. State of Insanity

Shows I Enjoy:

1. ESPN SportsCenter
2. Any Football Game
3. Any PGA Golf Tournament
4. About any sporting event
5. AFV with the kids
6. Extreme Makeover Home Edition
7. Spongebob (so sue me)
8. That's so Raven, Suite Life, Hannah Montana - oh wait, these need to be part of the same list with High School Musical (1&2), probably something titled "shows I hate but end up seeing over and over again" or "better than ipecac syrup."

Places I have been on Vacation:

1. Swan Valley, Idaho
2. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
3. Hawaii
4. Cruise to Mexico
5. Vail, CO
6. Anaheim, CA (DisneyLand)
7. San Diego, CA
8. Norther CA (Redwoods, San fransisco, Sacramento etc.)
9. Lots of places in UT

Favorite Foods:

1. Pizza
2. Bangkok Grill - anything
3. Sushi
4. Blahblahdoblah from Bombay House (indian food and I don't remember how to say it - ask Dal what it is).
5. The molten chocolate cake from Chili's

Websites I visit (almost) daily:

· hotmail.com
· msn.com
· desnews.com
· sltrib.com
· blogger
· cougarblue.com

Nicknames I have been called:

· Dirty Kurty
· Koitus (don't ask)
· Bones
· Walky
· Fat Head

I tag back all of you to go back and list this:

My Favorite Recreational or Diversionary Activities (not the same as exclusively athletic activities) i.e - hobbyish things:

· Golf
· Running
· Rock Climbing
· BYU Football Games
· Board Games (especially German board games)
· Video Games
· Reading
· Anything really with Nan & the kids

Monday, September 24, 2007

Fighting Over Someone's Nuts

If the world only knew what really goes on in the parks, forests and campgrounds of the world, perhaps we would be less focused on our petty daily struggles and more interested in the desperate battle for the universe (or a few nuts) waged daily between the forces of good and evil...squirrels.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Still Waiting...

"wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late" ~ felix frankfurter

Thursday, August 30, 2007

When you finally get there, how are you going to feel about it?

"As you know, Copernicus advanced the heliocentric theory--the then heretical principle of the sun being the center of the universe, rather than the earth," (Kelley had strolled around Utica the previous afternoon, and happened upon a Copernicus statue. This got him thinking about man's place in the firmament) "It occurred to me that when we're young, we naturally think of ourselves as the center of our universe, and we hope to eventually establish a niche in some hall of fame. But in the development of the individual, the humbling effects of a larger universe take their toll, so by the time an honor such as this comes along, we hedge a little about accepting it."

-American Boston Marathon winner, Olympian & running legend John Kelley at his 2002 induction into the National Distance Running Hall of Fame.