Why do bad things happen to good people?

“Why do bad things happen to good people?”  “Why did this happen to me?”                                                                                                    These are questions often considered by many when something doesn’t go their way.  I personally have been having a pretty rough week with a lot of things not going my way.  I received a detention for no reason, did poorly on my tests, and my teacher lost one of my labs, dropping my grade 6 percent.  Also, I had three golf tournaments in the last three days and I was not particularly happy with my performance.  Man am I exhausted.

Last week we began reading “The Count of Monte Cristo” in English class and so far it is a fantastic book.  One of the major themes exhibited through the book is closely related to bad things happening to good people.  The main character, Edmond Dantes, is a great guy.  He’s young, has just become captain of a prestigious ship, and is about to marry a beautiful women.  But he gets caught up with some bad people who are jealous and envious of him, causing him to be put in prison even though he is innocent.  We later learn that two of his friends who were also very “good” people have had miserable lives since Edmond was put in prison.  They are verging on bankrupt, living in poverty, and have lost their reputation.  But, the people who betrayed and framed him, have been extremely successful since he was put in prison and are now wealthy and powerful.  This caused me to think,” Why did all of these bad things happen to such good people?”

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Esprit de corps

The book All Quiet on the Western Front follows a group of friends that enlist in the German Army during the World War I.  Throughout the war and the hardships they face they develop “esprit de corps.”  Esprit de corps represents comradeship and a strong bond between them as a result of the war.  

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Google + EDU

Sorry that we haven’t been posting very much lately but we hope to start picking things back up.  Ryan, co-author of the blog, and I have started a new project called Google + EDU.  We have both previously written about Common Core Standards which are entering schools through the US.    If you haven’t heard of Common Core, check out the posts.  Anyway, with Common Core, all testing will be done online.  Because of this, schools have to buy all new computers, tablets, etc. for the testing process.  Our goal is to show the advantages of Google products and highlight how incredible Google innovations are for education.

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Is golf a sport?

Many people think that golf is not a sport and they have this vision in their head that every golfer is overweight, doesn’t work out, and just drinks beers all day.  But if you knew anything, you’d know that most professional golfers are extremely fit and workout daily.  Although it is not necessary to play the game, it has become a priority if you want to compete with all the hot shots like Tiger Woods.

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Caddies

This is my first golf post in a while, I hope you guys enjoy!

Caddies.  They are the guys/gals that come up to you, take your clubs, offer you drinks, bring you your carts, and send you off onto the course.  You may like them, you may hate them.  Personally, I see them as walking money crunchers!

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Friends

Are any of you lacking a social life?  Have no friends?  Are you miserable?  Read this.
Today I’d like to talk to you all about my past, a past of delinquency. That’s right.  You might be thinking how an educated individual like me could’ve had any history of wrongdoing. Well be prepared, folks, I’m about to take you on an interestingly entertaining ride—a ride back to middle school.
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