Monday, September 27, 2004

Planet Earth

I was sitting here in my (unfortunately) very messy room looking at a poster I have of the Earth from Apollo 17 en route to the Moon. The poster is getting older and a bit worse for wear, but still I really enjoy it seeing this sphere of life in the midst of absolute darkness. The earth truly looks like a delicate object in the picture, possilby because it is the size of a basketball in the picture, but looks more like a marble so if it were dropped it would be smashed. In all reality I suppose that in comparitive thinking this would be so. The earth can be a sensitive place and we must strive to be good stewards of this planet that we live on for possible future generations.


Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Blogging by Mail

Thought I would give the blogging by email feature a try this evening. I could see this as possibly being a very useful tool some day in the near future. If this works, that would be great. If however this never makes it to my weblog I really won't be too overly disapointed.


Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Rockies '04

I did it. I purchased my plane tickets to fly to Calgary for Christmas break. The plan is to meet up with a friend I know there with a car. We then are going to follow the snow and ski the Rockies from Fernie to Kicking Horse and hopefully make it over to Whistler as well. Lots of planning still to do but it's going to be fun.


Monday, September 20, 2004

Crossroads '04

Grace Baptist Church's first Crossroads youth retreat was held this weekend. It was a great weekend of getting to know new people and growing closer to the Lord. Kelvin Hood and Al Cabral were the speakers and brought forth wonderful messages to the youth and leaders alike.
The hight of the activities for the weekend were the go-cart races. Everyone has their helmets on, they run to what they feel is the best cart. The carts are started up then let go. The water is flying from an early morning rain and causing the use of caution because of the ease of spinning out on the slippery track. I would most likely be biased to say who won, but me and Steve were bumping and squeeling our carts together for most of the race. The most un-nerving part of carting is when I was in my car driving home I almost felt like I was back in the carts and needed to have the gas pressed all the way down the whole time. Thankfully I quickly remembered that is not the case before too long.
I feel the Lord truly blessed all that was done over the weekend.



The first official meeting of the GB's took place. It was great to get an idea of were everyone in the group was at. I found it extreamly intersting in how much the group was truely intrested in not only having a business, but businesses that help the Island and Islanders. I feel great things are going to come from this group and I can't wait to see what the future holds.


Thursday, September 16, 2004

Beach Biking

I always have found it fun to take my bike out to the beach and go for a ride along the shore. On my way home from University today I decided it would be a beautiful day to do so. I strapped my bike rack on to my civic hatch back then my bike and headed out. In less than twenty minutes I am on the beach enjoying the sun and working up a sweet even with the cool ocean breeze. I would have to say it must be awfully hard on my bike to be going through the salt water and all the sand, but for the shere enjoyment it is well worth it.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Books Again I know

I happend to be searching for my University text books online to try to get some type of special when I happend to find an article in The New York Times. It basically states how the major publishers sell the same books that we buy here in North America at a fraction of the cost just for adding Interational Eddition to the front of the book. It is definitly kindof fustrating, but with the internet and some work one may be able to get a good deal on a new book.

Still on the book issue I feel us students should lobby the goverment that our text books should be included as another cost of being a student and tax deductable. What do you think?