Thursday, September 27, 2012

Gresham Mafia

If you are a Greshamite, be alert! Gresham Mafia is back in business!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


   I just learned who will be my debate partner; Danny Bello! I am very excited for the upcoming year. Next week we will be presenting our case next week, (right now it's to "Abolish the 'One China' policy and accept Taiwan into the UN") and are working to refine the 1AC. We haven't decide who will be the 1A and who will be the 2A, and the same with Negative position.
   I am suprised at how I am doing in my public speaking skills; I guess that I've been so concentrated on doing well, that I've broken though the total fear of getting up in front of people and making a speech.

   Rosie is gone right now, though she should be back sometime tonight; she went on a Creation Encounter field trip with Mr. Hayley. I was invited too, but was unable to go because of Debate and AWANA.

   Ezra is ahead of schedule and is due in late tomorrow; right now he's in Spokane visiting Nat.

Friday, September 14, 2012


   We got news from Ezra. Below is an excerpt from his e-mail:
   "I finally have my orders to San Diego! I will be going there for SWOS (surface warfare officer school) and then joining my crew...I should be passing through Portland on the 27th or 28th!"
   Yes! Ezra will be home for a few days, before he goes half-way across the world.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


   Let us never forget what happened on 9/11, 2001, and let us never let it happen again.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Design Science Association

   My father was just elected to the board of DSA, and my mother was just talked into being the secretary. Yes! more DSA involvement for our family.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Back from Camp

   I got back from the Bellingham Debate Camp, and am still processing all the information that I have received. I was literally drowned with knowledge. My cousin, Benjamin, came too; I think mostly to be with me than to learn the are of debate. He's in speech (apologetics) so he did well in the speech part. He was also a lot more familiar with it all, having timed numerous debates. We got to be debate partners, and won one debate out of two. After the "mock" tournament on Thursday, Benjamin's mother picked us both up and I spent the weekend at my cousins' house. Very enjoyable time, and had fun with parking lot greeting at their church and singing "The Foggy Dew" with Benjamin, accompanied by Johanna on the piano.
   When I got home, Benjamin and I sat down on the couch and "helped" James on a program that he was designing. This program is supposed to show what kind of word a word is. Let me explain it a little better. You write a sentence, and it detects it by color coding it if the words are nouns, verbs, adverbs, etc.
   One more thing, Debate is starting this week, so from now on I will be extremely busy.
   Also, please pray for me, that I will grow in the Lord, and that I will debate in such a way that will honor the Lord.
   Until next time,
       Go serve your King.