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Showing posts from April, 2006


PISCES - February 20th - March 20th

Life: 2006 invites you to develop your talent in exhilarating ways. Ever since winter of last year, you've been longing to expand your horizons. Getting an advanced degree, travelling abroad, or publishing a book are among the exciting possibilities. By the time November arrives, you will have amassed so much experience that you'll become a hot commodity on the job market. Finding your dream career is a distinct possibility. True, you may not have a lot of spare time this year, but that's because you'll be focusing all of your energy on creating a lifestyle that is physically, spiritually, and emotionally rewarding. A Full Moon Eclipse on September 7th allows you to make a tremendous personal breakthrough.

Love: Relationships and the emotional areas of your life need close attention in April and September. Your desire for independence could prompt you to push a partner away, just when you need their support the most. Just remember that…

I'm Spent

I don't care too much for money. Money can't buy me love. Same goes for time. I'm with Plato... "no human thing is of serious importance."

The lack of real wealth, found only in profound love, that's the poverty of love i most want to cure (Faithful will be richly blessed - prov 28.20) It's almost as though you have to receive it before you learn to recognize it, and you have to be filled with it before you are ready/have enough to give it

The heart seems to have a natural vacancy, to which no worldly thing can satisfy. As C.S. Lewis commented, this is evidence we were made for another world.

Texas Pom

ode to a chapter, a coach, and a group that have miraculously heightened and exaggerated the 'time of my life'


Chi Omega

yours forever

"To live constantly above snobbery of word or deed; to place scholarship before social obligations and character before appearances; to be, in the best sense, democratic rather than 'exclusive' and lovable rather than 'popular'; to work earnestly, to speak kindly, to act sincerely, to choose thoughtfully that course which occasion and conscience demand; to be womanly always; to be discouraged never; in a word, to be loyal under any and all circumstances to my Fraternity and her highest teachings and to have her welfare ever at heart that she may be a symphony of high purpose and helpfulness in which there is no discordant note."
Written by Ethel Switzer-Howard, 1904, Xi Chapter

The Academy

In 1992 I was introduced to my second home and every day of my life I am grateful and inspired by it... Exciting to watch the family and the legacy continue to grow - the best feeling in the world walking through those 1st Street doors!

Tiger Dolls

Any former TDs out there? x
We really need to get an alumn group formed!

Syd Matters

someday we will forsee obstacles.
i miss the frenchies, my rowdy sxsw boys.
(thanks flickr user, for the shots)

The Plague

It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protestor to burn the flag. Father Denis Edward O’Brien, Sergeant, USMC

Inbox: Preamble to the Constitution of Iraq

Dear Friends - I think this only begins to give us a glimpse of why we are fighting in
Iraq. I hope that you are as inspired as I am. Gerardo

We the sons of Mesopotamia, land of the prophets, resting place of the holy imams, the leaders of civilization and the creators of the alphabet, the cradle of arithmetic: on our land, the first law put in place by mankind was written; in our nation, the most noble era of justice in the politics of nations was laid down; on our soil, the followers of the prophet and the sain…

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!

Traveling with the Australian Spirit Association we had our share of downshifting with the Aussies and their many Architectural-points-of-great

To explain the rather bizarre schedule, we're a company of 26 performers (cheerleaders and dancers), two coaches, and six chaperons. The girls on our team vary in age; our youngest (most talented and adorable) members are only 8 years old! I'm confident that we will be thoroughly entertained by anything that comes our way so definitely let me know if you have any ideas. The rough outline of our plans, consists of various performances and clinics, plus a few tours with the entire program. We arrive early June 14 and performances are set to end at 1:30 pm. The younger girls have a photo shoot following; the rest of us are free all afternoon!

June 15
'Today' show performance, followed by clinics, free time in the
afternoon, night tour of Sydney Tower

June 16
Day trip to the Blue Mountains (Scenic World, Edge Cinema, The Three Sisters)


Viva Venice


“A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent (which I cannot deny myself to be without being impious) will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place.”
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.” - Lillian Smith

"Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen." - Benjamin Disraeli

Stockholm, Scandinavia

how amazing is the archipelago?! need more of this.

Out of Business

Like one-third of our college, I transferred into the Business School in my second semester (following a short stint toward the field of Journalism). Like most McCombs students, I also entered with an obnoxious level of ambition, and am exiting with rather high expectations and high standards. There's no shortage of evidence that good ideas encourage the good relations and stamina to make things happen.

The prestige of education is acknowledged by corporations world-wide and attracts recruiters from some of the 'best companies' in the world. Junior year, I set out to represent the University following a powerful drive to maximize the potential of its resources.

Obviously, that didn't work out the way we envisioned, but what evolved along the way brought us accomplished new, bigger goals without ever reaching that original destination. There's so much to be learned about opportunity The 'who we know' theory is empowering but it's what we're willing to…


2005 Rose Bowl Champs
2005 NCAA Baseball Champs

The Eyes of Texas

Graduating soon, from the most powerfully dynamic, ambitiously motivated, artistically enhanced, intelligently driven, athletically dominating University in the world.

Londonbound in a matter of days, to scope out the dance scene, sip the Pimms, and dive back into the montage of people, cultures, history, originality and art, in a city that defines cosmopolitan.

There's no where else I'd rather be than right here, right now, in Austin's stunning Oasis, stunned by the most enlightening experience of my biography thus far, surrounded by people who enhance every fascination.

What starts here, is a timeless echo founded upon hope and humble curiousity, honored by tradition, and powered by pride; no wonder it changes the world.

Daddy's Girls

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
William Shakespeare

Hi Bill

Bill Dobrow,
you're a star. just the way a path should cross!

Crowded Minds

The company of brilliantly talented artists at SXSW, many of whom (many of the brightest) will be forever hidden from the masses, has spurred a lot of thoughts about collective judgment.

Add more people to street corner, more people will stop. There are ways to take advantage of the power of imitation but the problem is, we are all so bad at seeing and hearing wrong in our own ideas. When everyone is imitating, you can't tap into knowledge anyone has. What's really going on gets blurred in the masses.

New things emerge constantly, reaching for our time and attention. We've gotta take time to pause, observe, absorb, and let things surface by design. Filtering only what 'strikes us' will eventually unveil a mystery that's tailored to our being, and worth its brewing time in milliseconds.

If only society had a suggestion box, a place for all to have equal opportunity for input. Put enough people together, and the errors fall away. So often, it's the people with l…

I dance, therefore I am

So many reasons I can hardly wait to open a studio one day...


Your religion is what you do when the sermon is over
(P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

Oh how grateful I am for thee, Austin Stone!


everything becomes more relative with each new view and perspective, self-corrective...our lives, our decisions, comprehensive

the problem with time is not that we do not have it, not where it goes, but where we do not create it. our time.

all the world's greatest only had 24 hours. each day.

Just Kidding

when you rediscover the 5 year old in you be prepared for the playground that surrounds you. it hosts hearts of gold. never forget to tell a good Story.

This little light of mine... let it shine!


One can do anything, but not everything.

I've almost completely confirmed that everyone is addicted to something. These coping mechanisms we resort to will in turn breed the best, and the worst, of us.

If love is a drug, I'm quite sure we're all addicts.

Invisible Children

"We gathered together and laid together in an effort to unveil the worlds eyes to the greatest humanitarian crisis in the world. We united in an evening that defied the worlds standards of protesting and laid waste to ideas of a polarized America. We experienced an evening so rich that pictures and words could never do it justice. The world moved that evening and we were changed.

Everyone there understood why the sacrifice was worth making and understood their role in changing our world. As i walked around, I got a chance to look at peoples art projects and read their letters. I was astounded. Nearly two thousand people laid down in Austin, not out of anger, but out of love. The crowd seemed to stretch out endlessly across the grass and they LOVED these children halfway across the world."

-Sean Carasso, the passionate wonder who led our Austin movement

You may have heard about the documentary covering the situation, compiled by three dudes who traveled to Africa and were foreve…


your self-perspective has become extrospective.
your happiness measured, by how you are perceived.
but when you wake and find yourself empty, misdirected
know that I'm here loving you, wilder than you ever believed
in the meantime I'm just watching you fly
i'll keep brushing by you, like the clouds, wondering why

you know - the feeling you get when you see someone sleeping in a very uncomfortable position. and you just want to help them, straighten their head a bit, see them relax, and then let them on their way. (that's the feeling*)

Never forget why you are loved. I was thrilled to come across this note to self, a comment on a blog somewhere out there in the world, sitting right beside me, 'The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can be. The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not twist them with our own image - otherwise, we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.'

Painted Love

our hearts can't stretch unless we open them.
and with open vulnerabilty others come in.

i don't believe in lost love.
love never fails.

i don't believe in love gone to waste.
love reallocates.

and when we learn to love just anyone
the soul reveals that life has begun

Dear Friends


lost in this country.
so frustrated.
so tired of hoarding.
tired of being a hoarder.

we treat our dogs better than we treat out neighbors.
we stuff our faces, with others emaciated.
"You will fly and you will crawl
God knows even angels fall
No such thing as you lost it all
God knows even angels fall
And it’s a secret that no one tells
One day it’s heaven one day it’s hell
Its no fairy tale take it from me
Thats the way it’s supposed to be"
- Jessica Riddle

Let's do more.

Shakin, and Stirred

it's quite a bizarre feeling to realize there's a crack in your relationship with someone but the things that stir us shape us if we let them, and if not, we settle in a layered mess.

the john mayer song, comfortable...

I just remembered, that time at the market
snuck up behind me and jumped on my shopping cart
And rode down, aisle 5
you looked behind you to smile back at me
crashed into a rack full of magazines
they asked us, if we could leave.

Can't remember, what went wrong last September
though i'm sure you'd remind me, if you had to

Our love was, comfortable and
so broken in

I sleep with this new girl i'm still getting used to
my friends all approve, say 'shes gonna be good for you'
they throw me, high fives

She says the bible is all that she reads
and prefers that I not use profanity
your mouth was, so dirty

Life of the party
and she swears that she's artsy
but you could distinguish
Miles from Coltrane

Our love was, comfortable and
so broken in
she's perfect, so …