Tuesday, January 31, 2006

And the lonely voice of youth cries "What is truth?"

Tonight's State of the Union party went very well. I'd say that there were 60-70 people there easy. And it was the best time i've ever had watching Bush speak. I won't go into my opinions on what he said right now, but the discussion group we had afterwards was great.

About 25-30 of us stayed after to talk about the speech and respond to what Bush said. It was a group of professors, pastors, peace activists from Crawford, college students, and other random people from the community. An electic group to say the least. We quoted everyone from Socrates to Jesus to Machiavelli to Buddha. And many more. People had some interesting, to say the least, ideas about the role of government and what we should do. But my favorite part was when one of the professors at Baylor, Dr. Froberg, talked about his views on war.

Dr. Froberg is a professor in the classics department at Baylor. He is also the College Bowl advisor. He's about 55-60 maybe and is probably the smartest, most proper person I have ever met. He's a bow tie wearing, opera listening, greek and latin speaking man. Tonight he started talking about war and about how he has never seen a war that has impressed him any. He does not believe in war. In fact, during Vietnam he was very vocal in his protesting of it. He literally went door to door to talk to people. He was thrown off porches, yelled at, and worse. Dr. Froberg. This is the man who once was ragging on Bob Dylan's music during a quiz bowl practice. The man who is so polite and never seems to want to step on any toes.

People just keep on surprising me.

6 comments:

kodjo said...

Did you talk about animal-human hybrids? Gotta watch out for those....

Golda said...

Dang, i don't know how we forgot to talk about animal-human hybrids. I mean, they usually come up in my everyday conversations so for us to forget about them last night is odd.

kodjo said...

They're one of the "most egregious abuses of medical research". Better be careful around them.

Cecilia said...

did you get my tuna e-mail? today my dietian (medical research...) told me to eat lots of tuna and I was going to ask about mercury, but I was already asking lots of questions, so I didn't. I did ask about alcohol--the lowest in calories is straight hard liquor, but he didn't recommend drinking too much of that. And light beer can have up to 1/3 the calories of regular beer. I'm so glad I asked! oh! And now that you're a vege., you can eat only egg whites and not loose any protein--only fat and cholestoral from the egg yoke. Well, and taste...

kodjo said...

I love eggs. You can safely eat an egg a day (yolk and all) without worrying about cholesterol, fat, or calories (of which eggs have only 70). Plus, you get important things like omega-3 (if you eat eggs from hens fed a vegetarian diet with flaxseed), vitamin E, and protien. There are more benefits, I but I can't remember them all right now. I love eggs.

Golda said...

I eat a lot of eggs at home. But that might because we have a lot of eggs and that's all we eat. And I heard somewhere recently that if you drink vodka with water it gets you drunker the fastest and with the least amount of calories. I have NO IDEA who told me this or why, but now I know.