Performed at the Mission Dolores in SF with the Alumni Chorus last Sunday. Beautiful setting with a great setlist. My parents got a video of my solo, a lot of people enjoyed it :) Appreciate the kind words my choirmates sent to me regarding my grandma. I dedicated my performance to her. #AlumniChorus #UCCE #MissionDolores #SF #GustavSinging #YepThatsMyBaritoneSolo

coldplay:

Here is the official video for Magic, the first single from Ghost Stories.

Pre-order Ghost Stories: iTunes http://smarturl.it/ghoststories / CD http://smarturl.it/ghoststoriescd

What the people need is the truth, and not the pretty truth. The horrible, awful, terrible truth that hurts people’s feelings. The truth that makes people get angry, and get up and do something.

Huey Freeman, The Boondocks.

This is one of the largest reasons why I write and teach.

(via mannierivers)

This quote is how I live my life on FB and Twitter, and it doesnt exactly make me many friends, just the right ones.
jake-english:

i teach my class about privilege

jake-english:

i teach my class about privilege

Saying goodbye to Haas Pavilion for the last time this academic year (didnt really get to see the game cause of “work” but got to see the last few minutes) Not the year I or the Bears wanted but as always im there from start to finish and itll be that way next year too!

Thanks to all who saw a game with, or said hi to me this year at Haas, Maples and Galen! Means a lot! Until volleyball season… Bye Haas! #GoBears #BeatSMU

Saying goodbye to Haas Pavilion for the last time this academic year (didnt really get to see the game cause of “work” but got to see the last few minutes) Not the year I or the Bears wanted but as always im there from start to finish and itll be that way next year too!

Thanks to all who saw a game with, or said hi to me this year at Haas, Maples and Galen! Means a lot! Until volleyball season… Bye Haas! #GoBears #BeatSMU

simplyjnguyen:

Twenty Dollars 
A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked. “Who would like this $20 bill?”
Hands started going up. He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you - but first, let me do this.” 
He proceeded to crumple the 20 dollar note up. He then asked. “Who still wants it?” Still the hands were up in the air.
“Well,” he replied, “what if I do this?” He dropped it on the
ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. “Now, who still wants it?”
Still the hands went into the air.
“My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20.
Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless; but no matter what happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. 
Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who love you. The worth of our lives comes, not in what we do or who we know, but by …WHO WE ARE.
You are special - don’t ever forget it.”
This post always shows up in my life when I need to hear it most.

simplyjnguyen:

Twenty Dollars 

A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked. “Who would like this $20 bill?”

Hands started going up. He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you - but first, let me do this.” 

He proceeded to crumple the 20 dollar note up. He then asked. “Who still wants it?” Still the hands were up in the air.

“Well,” he replied, “what if I do this?” He dropped it on the

ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. “Now, who still wants it?”

Still the hands went into the air.

“My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20.

Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless; but no matter what happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. 

Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who love you. The worth of our lives comes, not in what we do or who we know, but by …WHO WE ARE.

You are special - don’t ever forget it.

This post always shows up in my life when I need to hear it most.

Made my night to see @coldplay rock #sxsw . Absolutely needed it today. Hope you could hear me sing along to nearly every song from Oakland! You know ill get the new album as soon as jts out :)

Made my night to see @coldplay rock #sxsw . Absolutely needed it today. Hope you could hear me sing along to nearly every song from Oakland! You know ill get the new album as soon as jts out :)

Had fun at Raley Field (first time ever there!) for the Rivercats Preseason Party. Hung out with great people and am now visiting relatives in Sac. There was near disaster at the end but it’s been resolved. Got some swag i’ll wear to my first @Rivercats games a little over a month from now! Almost time for baseball :) #rivercats #athletics #sacramento (that almost certainly @rfwavekiller in the bottom left photo doing BP)

Had fun at Raley Field (first time ever there!) for the Rivercats Preseason Party. Hung out with great people and am now visiting relatives in Sac. There was near disaster at the end but it’s been resolved. Got some swag i’ll wear to my first @Rivercats games a little over a month from now! Almost time for baseball :) #rivercats #athletics #sacramento (that almost certainly @rfwavekiller in the bottom left photo doing BP)

smittimjc:

I refuse to blur this mans name, because this is beautiful

Oh my 😍