Thursday, December 31, 2009

Quote of the Day

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.  

John Muir

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Berry Falls Hike, Big Basin State Park

Today, around noon my dad and I decided we'd tackle the 12 mile Berry Falls Hike. After an hour of driving we reached the lovely Big Basin State Park around 1pm, leaving us just about 4 hours of light to complete our task.

Luckily, it turned out to be one of the best hikes we've ever been on. Vibrant luscious flora, banana slugs, newts, birds abound, and spectacular waterfalls. We may have needed to trot the last few miles, but it was still amazing and we managed to make it to the car by dark!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Knotts Berry Farm

Abbey and I went on the silver bullet 3 times already! Going to be a
fun day

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Happy 79th Birthday Grandma!

Running in the Rain

Finally no school, unfortunately it has rain nonstop since...Here I am
coming back from a tempo run, completely soaked!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Good News!

I have officially completed my first quarter of medical school. Now time to relax and NOT think about anatomy!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Quotes of the Day

Once you say you're going to settle for second that's what happens to you in life, I find. —JFK, 1960
We were to try harder than anyone else. We might not be the best, and none of us were, but we were to make the effort to be the best. After you have done the best you can, the hell with it. —RFK, 1965

Two hundred years from now, will people ask, "What was wrong with us?" We had exceptional prosperity, exceptional bounty, exceptional resources. Will they say, "They had the opportunity to do something about hunger, and they refused to address it"? —EMK, 1975

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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Pizza finished!

We were out of pepperoni so we used bell peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, carrots and sweet potatoes instead. YUM!

Pizza making!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Study buddies

Me, Felipe, Danny, and Skeleton Man...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December 14: Something You Need to To Do

Go watch Living in Emergency, the first uncensored documentary about Medicins Sans Frontiers (Doctors without Borders) to bear witness to the extreme conditions of wartorn countries. It is a one-night event, find out where it is playing by you here

I just went to a lecture this morning given by Dr. Sherry Wren who shared her experience in the Congo over the last two summers. We must be better, we must do more.