Friday, January 30, 2009


Martin Luther King Jr. Essay

By: Zachary D. Athans

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once gave the famous speech entitled, “I have a dream.” In this speech, he talked about his dream of racial equality. We all need to have dreams and desires to accomplish. The Lord commands us to do this by saying that we “should be anxiously engaged in a good cause.”

If posed the question if time and money were not an object to what would I do with my life, I know exactly what I would do with my life. The first thing I would do is take care of my family. I would find a place to settle and raise my family. This place would be preferably in North Carolina, but it really doesn’t matter as long as we are close to family. I want to stay in one place for the rest of my life.

I think I would want to pursue education at all times. I would get my PhD. in history. I would want to teach either part-time or full-time at a local community college. I would always pursue further my education in all aspects of knowledge. I would want many, many degrees in vary fields.

I would travel all over the world. I want to see and learn about many cultures all over the world. I would want to be heavily involved in charity work worldwide. I would meet many world leaders to understand what we could do to better their country and people.

I would do all that I could to better the world around me with unlimited resources.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Bucket List

My Business Prof. made us create a list of the 50 things that we want to do before we die.  Here is my list:

1)      Get Married

2)      Have Kids

3)      Serve as a Full-Time Missionary

4)      Serve as a Senior Missionary with my wife

5)      Become a Doctor (O.D. or P.h.D.)

6)      Teach on the College Level

7)      Go to Africa

8)      Go to Paris

9)      Go Skydiving

10)  Go to the temple

11)  Go to Caribbean

12)  Go to California

13)  Meet George Lucas

14)  Bike Moab with my Dad

15)  Bike across N.C.

16)  Go to Disneyworld with my Kids

17)  Go to Universal

18)  Go to a Comic book Convention

19)  Go to a session of General Conference in the Conference Center

20)  Go to India

21)  Go Bungee Jumping

22)  Build my own house

23)  Go repelling forward

24)  Own my own business

25)  Start/work with a  Charity

26)  See my children married in the temple

27)  Own a Mac

28)  Meet general authorities

29)  See my siblings sealed in the temple

30)  Be in a movie

31)  Write a book

32)  Backpack across Europe

33)  Own a pool table

34)  Learn to speak another language

35)  Go to Israel

36)  Go to Egypt

37)  Take care of my parents finically

38)  Get along with my  brother

39)  Live long enough to see my grandkids

40)  Teach seminary

41)  Attend a music  concert

42)  Own  a big truck

43)  Be involved in my community politics

44)  Go on a cruise

45)  Be on a game show

46)  Learn to sing

47)  Visit the Outer banks of N.C.

48)  Have a pet (dog or pig)

49)  Learn to love to read

50)  Be a resource directors use when they make comic book superhero movies