I took this photo a few weeks ago when I went to Nosehill Park with my friend. I had my digital camera set to “vivid,” which basically took photos with very saturated colors. I really like this photo, and I hope you do too!
I haven’t been posting too often, as I’ve been kept rather busy these past few weeks. I’m hoping to post more often starting soon, so please keep following this blog for more content!
Calgar Flames’ star rookie Sean Monahan is out for a few weeks after fracturing his foot in last night’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks. He’s been leading the team in goals, and is second in points. His injury is undoubtedly bad for the team, as he was one of the main offensive contributors. His presence will definitely be missed. Right now, I’m just hoping the injury isn’t very serious, because it’d be extremely unfortunate if his bright career is undermined by a series of injuries. I hope they Flames don’t rush him in his recovery, but that he still comes back as soon as possible.
The Flames aren’t doing particularly well right now, which is to say they’re still playing quite horribly. They’re sitting at 8-12-4, and the future isn’t looking too positive. Reto Berra, the new goalie, looks promising at times, and anything but promising at other times. The sole consolation is that they’re doing better than the Edmonton Oilers.
The Boston Bruins, the only other team I’m cheering for this year, are doing good, as per usual. Jarome Iginla really hasn’t been able to put points up like he was expected to, but he seems to be playing farily well. At any rate, the team is doing good enough to be able to predict (or at least hope for) another deep playoff run. Again, I really hope the Bruins win this year, because no one deserves winning the Stanley Cup more than Jarome Iginla.
Today I’m reviewing one of my favorite autobiographies, Dreams From My Father, by Barack Obama. Obama wrote this book well before he had recieved any public fame for his political career. The timing of that certainly makes the story feel more relatable. While it will always be argued over how good a politician Barack Obama is, his skill in writing and conveying beautiful messages in this autobiography is undoubtedly amazing.
In this autobiography, Obama recollects and reflects on everything from his earliest childhood memories to his marriage to Michelle Obama. All his memories are centrally based on the theme of the absence of his father from his life, and how the enigma of his father created by everyone around him shaped Obama to become the man he is today. Obama holds nothing back from this book; the brutal honesty makes the book extremely relatable and endears the reader to Obama. The messages are deep and plentiful. I was shocked at some of the exploits of Obama when he was younger, and even more so that he openly acknowledged them. The writing is as nice as his speeches are, which is to say it’s nothing short of excellent. It’s written so well that the book feels more like a fast-paced deep novel instead of an autobiography. There’s a lot to learn from Obama’s life; the depth of the book is astounding, and it’s a definite feel-good story; if you’re going to read an autobiography, this is the one to read.
I don’t have any complaints with this book. The writing is balanced in that it covers all aspects of Obama’s life equally, and doesn’t leave much out in terms of content. The honesty of the writing still amazes me; Obama doesn’t hesitate to admit to his mistakes of the past. He doesn’t flatter himself, and asks no favors of the reader. Because the book was written before his fame, a whole other aspect of his life is exposed, one which is as beautiful as it is unexpected. The writing is great, the content is plentiful, and the messages deep. It’s hard, if not impossible, to pick fault with this autobiograpy.
In conclusion, I’d rate Dreams From My Father an absolute 10/10. If this book isn’t a must-read, I don’t know what is. There are so many lessons to be learned from this book. It bridges the racial gap in America, and serves as a beacon of perseverance, success, and above all, hope for the human race. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again; it matters not if you like Obama or not, if you intend to read an autobiography, this is the one that needs to be read.
I haven’t found a lot of good nujazz in a very, very long time. This one sounds great, and I’m hoping it changes my luck with finding better music of this genre. I hope you like it!
I tried to insert a table for a post, but the editor doesn’t have a function that lets you insert a table. I don’t have many complaints with WordPress, but this is a slight annoyance. For a site used by so many, you would think WordPress would have a function for creating tables. I tried copying and pasting a table from Microsoft Word, and it worked; however, it wouldn’t let me edit the table settings once it was in the post. You can download a third-party widget to make tables, but it still feels like more work than what it should be for creating a simple table. A slight grievance, but one nonetheless, and I hope WordPress fixes this issue soon.
I thought I’d avoid making a post on this topic, but every day it seems Rob Ford is again in the news, and not for the right reasons. I’m not going to summarize what he’s done to be in the spotlight repeatedly, I’m fairly certain everyone has had enough of him by now. However, it’s difficult to understand how he hasn’t been ousted as mayor of Toronto by now; you’d figure some level of government would have done it by now, but that’s politics for you.
Rob Ford is a disgrace to his city and his country. He has repeatedly proved that he is incapable of maintaining anything near the composure expected of such a figure. As an important figure in politics, you’re expected to be a moral, honest man. He has done completely the opposite on multiple occasions. He is now paying the consequences; his actions are under investigation, and he’s been stripped of a lot of his mayoral powers. It really comes as no surprise, considering what he’s done lately.
Not only did he buy illegal drugs (and involved himselft in numerous illegal activites), he’s also denied the fact for months, before confessing the truth under new evidence, and has the audacity to say that a great burden has been lifted off of him by coming clean. He has used vulgar profanities in public, and has appeared drunk too many times to count in front of cameras. Everything the man does is a disgrace, and is truly disgusting to watch. A simple google search will serve to verify this opinion, which is really now a fact. The most sickening thing for me is that even after all this, he still has the nerve to suggest he’s a role model for children. Mayor Ford, it’ll be a cold day in hell when you’re a role model for anyone.
It baffles me how Ford has not been ousted as the mayor altogether by now by the province of Toronto. I know they don’t want to set a precedent and entangle themselves in a municipal affair, but something has to be done here. Would setting a precedent really hurt in this situation? The only thing that baffles me more than this is how in the world he got elected to office in the first place. He may have been a good politician, but usually the voters can make out a crook when they see one. For now, I really think Ford needs to step aside from his duties and get professional help; it couldn’t be more clear that he desperately needs it. Until he does that, he’ll continue to disgrace his city, his country, and his fellow citizens.
Armin van Buuren is a DJ who makes a lot of great trance. This channel in particular is full of tracks that are worth going through if you’re a fan of trance. I also really like an artist by the name of Omnia, who I discovered through this channel. I’ll post a song of his in the mext music post, but for now, I hope you like this one!