Tuesday, May 4, 2010

what defines a man?

so I wrote this a couple of months ago, after watching tv and seeing how poorly husbands (and men in general) are portrayed in popular media. It breaks my heart that people have the idea that it's "normal" for men to be lazy, biased, and intolerant. This poem-thing came out of it, and I've been thinking about it again recently.

I'm not perfect, I don't claim to be.
I let me wounds show when they need to, not when they don't.
I serve a higher calling then my own selfish wants and desires.
I set aside my needs to serve the greater good.
I live to protect. Physically, mentally, AND emotionally.
I do the right thing, even - especially - when it isn't easy.
I obey those above me without question; and, if so blessed, I treat those entrusted to me with respect.
I try to resolve issues without resorting to violence, but I am ready if violence is needed.
When I can't solve an issue, I go to those wiser then I for help.

Monday, May 3, 2010


It's ironic in a way... starting something new as something else fades away. In this case it isn't replacing, as the new is small and the old is very large, but it still seems ironic.
In this case the new is this blog. I am recycling my old football blog as my own personal musings and mutterings, probably with a good sized dash of football mixed in. The old represents school. I am in finals week now, and it is nice to have the light at the end of the tunnel showing so clearly. I have two finals left, and I'm excited to get on with my summer.
I guess the whole world is turning over now. We are a ways into the spring season, with the world changing from grey and white to green and greener. the weather is going from cold and cloudy to thunderstorms and breezes. I guess God enjoys the recycling of times as much as we do. I know that every new season that rolls around renews my mental state of being. I love each one for it's own reasons. the green and warmth of the spring, the time with friends of the summer, the colors of fall (and the football), and the snow in winter.
Well, the new isn't easier to face, I'm going to be working almost full-time (in all probability), along with lots of lifting for football and anything I do with friends. Still, just the change excites me and I can't wait!