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Litany of Saints

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A favorite of mine: The Crucifixion of St. Peter by Carravagio~ Cerasi Chapel in Rome, Italy.

Do you believe in saints?  This is Carravagio’s depiction of St. Peter’s crucifixion.  It struck a chord with me when I first saw it.  St. Peter becomes a martyr in the foot steps of Jesus; therefore, becoming a heroic and holy saint.  Doesn’t it look so real?  Very sad and emotional.  St. Peter is truly a great man…in my book.


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February 24, 2008 at 12:45 am

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Thai One On

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My dad introduced me to Thai food while I was in middle school.  This was while growing up in Guam, U.S.A.  We like Thai cuisine because it’s really spicy.  If you ever have the chance, I recommend:

Drink: Thai ice tea 

Appetizer: chicken satay

Main course: pad thai

Thai food is not for the faint of heart and I suggest asking a lot of questions if it’s your first time.  The food is really good if the restaurant is top-knotch.  I’m writing this after enjoying dinner at a this restautarant:    : – )

Bangkok Garden 
Oakland Mills Village Center
5810 Robert Oliver Place
Columbia, MD 21045

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February 15, 2008 at 2:57 am

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An Existential Verse

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Here is my existensial poem everyone.  Hope you enjoy it.  There is another one; however, it’s more hardcore.  This one will make you laugh.  I promise.


Lose weight before you hang with me.

I am Popular.

Your weight is an issue for me.


Popular is thin.

No love handles allowed.

Whether through spinning, aerobics, or extreme dieting

Lose weight for me.


Tiny waist lines please.

No hanging flabs

You should be banned from being Popular.


Your weight is a disaster for me.

If you have weight,

Please lose it to be Popular.

I am Popular.

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February 5, 2008 at 1:27 am

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How the other half lives!

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I have a buddy and a few friends that went to Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley.  Take a look because I’ve always been fascinated by it.  Go Broncos!  They went golfing while I froze my ass off on snow days in Maryland.santa-clara-t.jpg


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January 25, 2008 at 12:13 am

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Existential Void

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After the New Year and Holiday upswing–it’s now time to hunker back down into ordinary time.  Happy Valentines Day anyone?  Am I jumping the gun?  I know what I’m gonna do next.  I’ll write a poem about existentialism.  We are now officially in an existential time period.  It’s now up to each one of us to keep life interesting because there are a few very minor holidays ahead of us.  Except for birthdays!  That’s what we can all look foward to until next Novemberish.  The next big thing is your birthday.  Time for me to go write an existential poem or watch a movie. 

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January 22, 2008 at 1:36 am

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Treatment for the road rash in your life…ughhhhh!

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So I’ve had my share of honor student woes and wicked honor student competitors from grade school through college.  Nice people with a plan to cramp my style. . .ever since elementary school.  Here’s one for the villains–past and present.

My friend Juaquin 

My friend Juaquin hates me.

Not for any reason at all.

He hates me for being smart.

Juaquin hates me.

He thinks I’m dumb.

That’s not right.

He’s not nice.

He shows my Mom his tongue.

My Mom cries.

I forgive Juaquin.

He is dumb.

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January 4, 2008 at 2:14 pm

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Just for fun– two women on a mission–a visual comparison

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The image on the left is the X-man comic book character: Domino–a combative mercenary with the mutant ability to warp probability fields in her own favor–she’s a walking good luck charm in the X-books.  The image on the right is a statue of Our Lady of Camarin…one of the Virgin Mary’s many titles–and fondly known as a miracle worker.  Do you see similarities between these two images?  There are quite a few if you take a good look.

1)  what about the face stuns you?

2) is she dressed for combat?

3) what about the deadly portrayal of the hands for each woman?

4) aren’t each of them carrying a weapon?

5) what about the clothes?

6) is she a sweet heart?

7) what about the hair style?

You tell me! 

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December 30, 2007 at 10:21 pm

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