Jan
17
2005
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Service Project

In the morning I drove the Urban Family Satellite to our service project. It was a bit frustrating. Instead of interacting with the older people, we were told that we need to interact with older people by two not-so-incredible speakers. It was particularly frustrating because the woman at our table could not hear what the speakers were saying. She was more bored than we were. It felt like we hadn’t done the residents much good. And we ourselves did not benefit hugely.

For the rest of the day I worked on and off on my paper for Derek’s class. Before bed I packed up my stuff.

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Jan
16
2005
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Sunday

We again went to St. Vincent’s for mass. It was shorter this time because there were no baptisms. The homily was very good. The father spoke of being advance people for Christ (like John the Baptist).
After church Steve and I ran home. It was about ten miles, most of which was through beautiful parts of Fairmount Park.

In the afternoon I went to the Philly Art Museum. I finished seeing the exhibits. It was nice to be there on my own. It allowed me to spend time with the pieces I wanted to spend time with.

In the early evening I went to Circle of hope. I really enjoyed the service. It was an artistic composition of songs and words from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that spoke with meaning to the problems in today’s world. It was good to see some people who used to be part of my church in Waynesboro.

Later in the evening Josh, the Metrauxs, and I played Karaoke, a game Maricela got for the PlayStation. It was a fun time of laughing at each other. It was a little frustrating for me because I didn’t know most of the songs on the game.

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Jan
15
2005
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A Birthday and a Musical

Around noon we went to Gameworks Studios to celebrate Tony’s birthday. Gameworks is a building full of arcade games. It was the first time I have arcade style games (deprived child that I am). The most facinating part of the experience was watching the groups of people around the Dance, Dance, Revolution boards. There were some crazy good DDR players. They could play without looking. They’d throw in the occasional hit with their hands. One guy always put on gloves before dancing, and then took them off when he was done.

We drove through the Italian Market. It was good to see, but I didn’t feel the need to get out of the car, maybe on a warmer day.

In the evening I went with the Metraux family to dinner and then to Jesus Christ Superstar. The performance was put on by the Paul Rand School of Rock of which Maricela is apart. While certain aspects of the performance are theologically sketchy, the music was very impressive.

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Jan
14
2005
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Food

Today the rain kept Steve from running, so I didn’t either. I must admit I was kind of glad to go back to bed for another two hours.

After the afternoon class our satellite went to Kabobeesh. It was a Pakistani grill. It was some GOOD food. It was also a lot for the amount we paid. Plus, it was subsidized by good ol’ Messiah College.

In the evening we hung out at MCPC. It was a good time of just relaxing after an intense week. Chris and I played a great game of ping pong.

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Jan
13
2005
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Discussion

This morning I did not run. Steve was doing 11 miles again and my legs (my ankles in particular) needed a break. Not running allowed me an extra two hours of sleep. I feel much better today than I have for a while.
In the afternoon our satellite together with the Asian satellite had a panel discussion on family in an urban environment. It was really good to hear different perspectives. Freeman Miller challenged some of us to consider raising a family in the urban environment. Others mentioned problems related to a lack of good models of family.

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