Playing Catch Without Arms

Have you ever woken up in the morning and say to yourself, “I need something new.”?  I don’t mean a new car or a new DVD. I’m also not referring to a new girlfriend. What I mean by new is changing something about yourself, your routine.

With winter breaking approving in just a few days, I figured I needed something new to do to fill the void of sitting threw classes all week and doing research for my Journalism courses. And thus, the solution to my dilemma was another blog.

Another you might ask?

Yes, this is my fourth blog. Two were more or less small things I threw together during high school. The other was a serious blog about two Blizzard Entertainment games which fell off the face of the planet due to no news coming out earlier this year.

What I plan on doing with this blog is not necessarily write about news but I’m going to try writing about what I need to talk about. It could be as simple as a bad call in a football game or even about a great game. It could be about something I’m writing about for a Journalism course. It could even be about the simple things life what we just overlook.

An example of this could be how we overlook our arms. It’s quite difficult to play catch without arms. But what about those that do loose their arms? How are they going to ever play catch with their son in the front yard or drive a car to work? There are plenty of war veterans who don’t have arms who will never be able to do those activities again (that is unless robotic arm technology becomes more available to the public). It’s those kind of issues I want to be able to bring up. Most likely, those issues will not be as serious as loosing your arms but something to at least make you stop and think.

That is what I’ve discovered about Journalism: There’s so many issues out there to discuss and too many get unnoticed. My major is mainly Video Production and I recently added Journalism to my college resume. There’s just too many issues in one semester to talk about and in the ones you really do write, you can never voice your own opinion. It’s a rule that only the “Opinions Writer” can voice an opinion. Even still, the writer must convey evidence from reliable sources. That’s fair, but a pain to know that you’re right and you still need someone to tell you what you already know. It’s as if I was writing an article on how the sky is blue and grass is green. I know the sky is blue and the grass is green but I need someone to tell me that.

So, I’m writing here because I want to voice my opinions and keep myself writing. I want to write a lot and all the time. Practice makes perfect. Will it be everyday? I sure hope so, but probably not. There will be days where I just won’t have the time, nor the will, to write a long post. But I hope you will come back and I hope you will comment and give feedback and your own opinions on topics. I will be writing my own opinions and you should have the same opportunity.

-Chris

PS:  I made the header through Photoshop.  Pretty proud of myself on this one 🙂

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