Earth Day

Since today is Earth Day, it is especially important that we take the time to enjoy our world, and spend time outside.  In English class, our teacher took us on a tour around our high school, pointing out different interesting features, and just letting us take in the outdoors.  We weren’t aloud to talk and it was nice and peaceful.

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Anger

Today in English class, we made a list of things that make us angry.  Everybody feels anger at one point or another due to different stimulus, but how we deal with this “anger” is what is important.  Anger can be expressed in many different forms including annoyance, resentment, irritation, etc.  After we all finished creating our lists, based on different categories, our teacher asked us to pick one of them and write what we could do to counteract it.  I think that this is a very practical activity to deal with our problems.  I never realized how many things annoy/anger me until I created my list.

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Mother Nature and Golf

Living in California has always produced a high chance of earthquakes, but this week has been crazy.  Three earthquakes have rocked southern California in the last week.  Two of which were in the last day.  One last night, and one this afternoon.  Although they were not very intense and didn’t produce any major damage, people are beginning to worry about “the big one.”  Geologists believe that every so many years, the San Andreas fault line is due to have a big earthquake.  We are overdue for this big earthquake and many believe that it could occur at any time.  Be prepared!

Because I was golfing during today’s earthquake, it got me wondering about natural disasters affecting golf tournaments in the past.  I know that in the event of lightning, play will be postponed due to danger.  Not the best idea to be walking around with metal sticks during a lightning storm.  With some research, I found two instances where mother nature produced disastrous instances for golfers.

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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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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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