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ext_109051: (michelangelo)

Here Be Dragons

Now Entering Dangerous, Unexplored Territories

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Birthdate:May 15, 1982
Location:California, United States of America
Books on the Shelf:
Fantasy Series: Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles Of Narnia, Harry Potter, Ender's Game
Non-Fiction: Freedom at Midnight, Long Walk to Freedom, Autobiography of Malcom X, The Motorcycle Diaries
Devotional: Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, Miracles, A Grief Observed, Wild at Heart, The Ragamuffin Gospel, The Cost of Discipleship

Movies in the Cabinet:
Lord of the Rings, Big Fish, Shawshank Redemption, Spiderman, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Princess Mononoke, Laputa, Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, The Matrix, Star Trek 1-6, Star Wars 4-6, The Sixth Sense, The Village

Things to Watch on the Tube:
Lost, 24, House, Monk, Burn Notice, Star Trek TNG and DS9, Scrubs, Coupling, The Justice League, The Batman, Teen Titans, Chuck, Burn Notice, Leverage

Teams to loose your voice for:
San Jose Sharks, Liverpool FC, The All Blacks, The Canterbury Crusaders, The UC Davis Aggies, The Davis Dogs Ultimate Frisbee Team, The San Francisco 49ers, India National Cricket Team, TeamUSA

Music to rock your iPod (and your Mac if you're cool enough):
Lifehouse, Vertical Horizon, New Found Glory, Everclear, Eve 6, U2, Ozomatli, Jurassic 5, Counting Crows

Things to do to keep you occupied:
Play Ultimate Frisbee, Play Magic, sleep

Do you think I'm trying to weave a spell? Perhaps I am; but remember your fairy tales. Spells are used for breaking enchantments as well as inducing them. And you and I have need of the strongest spell that can be found to wake us from the evil enchantment of worldliness which has been laid upon us for nearly a hundred years.
~C. S. Lewis, in defense of fantasy as a genre

ESPN's John Buccigross's four primary values of hockey:

1. Heart
Hockey is a blood sport and the heart is the essential blood organ. A life can only be a life with something to be enthusiastic about.

2. Courage
This is the value that is needed to turn heart into a commodity. Everyone who loves skating has heart, but everyone who skates isn't a hockey player. Courage carries the heart and the dreams around the rink.

3. Mental toughness
No sport combines the aerobic and anaerobic strength of ice hockey. Every stride, every shift, every day has purpose. Hockey is not meaningless, for it is life, and every bit of life should be purposeful. A life is only a life if you have the mental toughness to make every breath purposeful.

4. Artistic expression
To be a great artist you must be a great thinker. You must expand the mind and train the mind to see things, to understand how things work, to think life. Thinking life is observational learning, experimentation and recall -- watching how things work, trying new things and applying them into action.

The Western Canadian Value system according to John Buccigross:

"You work, you save, you sacrifice, you play hurt, you don't call in sick, you laugh, you cry, you care, you give, you drink beer and you never give in. Right to your last breath."
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