27 May 2009


i just ran a 5k.
on hills.
without walking.

in 29 minutes and 45 seconds.

which was the goal i was trying to reach before my race on sunday. yes!!

25 May 2009

virtutis gloria merces

war is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. the person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. [john stewart mill]

for love of country, they accepted death. [james a. garfield]

uncommon valor was a common virtue. [adm. chester w. nimitz]

06 May 2009

you would think i taught remedial kindergarten, not 11th grade...

"umm...miss p?"

"yes, andrew?"

"i swallowed a marble."

(and yes, he really does call me miss p.)

05 May 2009

end of the semester

i am now officially halfway done with my masters degree. i don't have to go back to grad school for four more months!! which means...

i have my life back!