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We met May 22, 2010 and enjoy going through life together even on the bad days because they make the best ones even better! We enjoy cake and going on walks. Contradictory, we know. We ride horses, play chess, and try to make room for homework.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tuesday's With Morrie

     Mitch is a former student of Morrie who is stricken with ALS that slowly takes over the body. Mitch didn’t keep in contact with Morrie after college but rather only remembered him once in a while and began their Tuesday visits only after seeing a Nightline episode of Morrie talking about his experience with ALS on a late night show.

     Mitch seems very selfish and busy when we meet him in the beginnings. But as his Tuesday visit’s continue with Morrie his mind is expanded and sets the time to self reflect and question Morrie who is in turn sharing with him his experience with dying. Morrie is a very gentle person who thrives off energy whether from a dance beat or a smile.

     Mitch Albom does his very best to relay the mental perspective of life from dying eyes and an active mind. It was a very interesting reading this and helps remind us that we are human but we can make the best we have and love those around us. There wasn’t any climax or suspense but just the plain truth.

      This book would be educational for students who wanted to study someone’s perspective that had a terminal illness. It could also teach them how disease’ can infect and deconstruct the body slowly. Or to show a  different kind of narration and voice.

                                                By: J Feistner

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Thoughts about Coffee Drinkers

I work at an old diner and I don't mind serving coffee but its the coffee drinkers that are most considerate and patient. The teenagers that come in for coffee are not always favored because they are impatient and sometimes make loud noises to demand your attention. One time I got whistled at like a dog and I didn't bring them coffee for being so rude. I waited a few more minutes before I went over.

Anyways, my original thought/observation. The teenage coffee drinkers or younger pour in great quantities of creamer and sugar into their coffee. I don't think they necessarily like the taste of coffee but rather the idea that eludes to 'adulthood' somehow. I took it one step further onto myself and that sometimes when we sin that we have it masked by all the sweet things and get tricked by Satan or ourselves. How often I have found myself reflecting deeply about something and realize that I have something to work on personally. The teenage coffee drinkers are not horrible but I am grateful that in some way they taught me and gave me a chance to reflect on how I am doing personally.

A silly story of a 'little man'. It was a late weeknight when a boy probably 12 came boasting into our restaurant and he asked for coffee. I sat him and got him a cup of coffee. I asked him if he wanted any creamer, but he wasn't sure which one he wanted so I brought a variety. Clearly, he had never drunk coffee before. A few minutes later his friend comes in with a concerned look on his face. The boy's friend was trying to calm him down since the 'little man' was in a tiz about something. In response to his friends concern he said, "I am drinking coffee!" His friend disapproved but stayed and talked him down eventually. As they were leaving I went to the register to charge him for his coffee.

He asked, "I didn't drink any of the coffee. Do I still have to pay for it?" I just looked at him and knew that he needed a break and I didn't know what from so I asked my manager if he needed to pay. She said yes, so hopefully he learned his lesson. I haven't seen him since. This 'little man' that was so confused also taught me a lesson. He was blinded about the bigger picture of things and even what he wanted to order. In lashing out he ordered coffee. Sometimes when we are angry and lash out we ourselves end up ordering something that isn't healthy for us and have to pay the price even though we didn't drink the cup. Actions speak louder than words.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Book Review

East of Eden by John Steinbeck At first I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy this book very much since The Grapes of Wrath was very boring, but I was also on a time crunch with classes so I might revisit it later. Anyways, despite the slow introduction it was overflowing with twists and turns in the plot and it got confusing since sometimes the characters would change their names when they got to a new city. The book is about many families and the struggles they have trying to make a garden of Eden in a desert.Samuel is a character that reminds me of Justin with his ingenuity. Seriously though it is a really good book and keep a dictionary near by because there were some words I wasn't 100 percent sure on so I double checked them as I read. Its not a quick read so if you have a lot of flights or extra time read it! I would give it a 10 on a 10 point scale because it is a fantastic world to watch.