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This blog is a record of events in the life of Joseph Taggart and his family since his spinal cord injury while body surfing in Guatemala in January 2006.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

WOW from Beijing

Opening Ceremonies
Friday night we hope you were able to watch the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics. It was so incredible. For Joseph and Tim it was especially moving because of their recent experience. The organizers and the Chinese people should be proud. It conveyed many of the themes and much of the history of a great culture and people. Let the games begin!

The past few weeks have been busy for Joseph who is studying for the LSAT (Law School Admission Test) and taking a couple of courses to help. He won a drawing at an orientation conducted by the UofU Law School. The winner (Joseph) got free tuition and books for the UofU's LSAT prep course. He attends a 4 hour classs each Saturday. He signed up for his other prep course previous to the drawing, it includes DVD classes and reviews in addition to classes. He spends hours each day taking tests and analyzing his answers. The LSAT is more of an extensive IQ test rather than a test for knowledge.

Over the Moon
Joseph has taken time this week to play with his niece and nephews. They are growing and really love their 'Uncle Joe'. He took them on UTA TRAX downtown to the CLARK PLANETARIUM and Gateway mall this week. What an 'out of this world' experience. Grandma and Mom took the kids to have their photo taken this week as well. Man, are they cute. . .and growing!

SkyView 40th Reunion
On Saturday Gloria willingly submitted herself to Tim's 40th reunion of the Sky View High School Class of '68. It was in Logan at the new Hamilton's Steakhouse, it was a lot of fun. Many of the old classmates were there including Jackie Leavitt (wife of Mike Leavitt, former Govenor and current US Secretary of Health & Human Services), Laurie Ballam (Mike's better half) and a host of others. Craig Jessop (studentbody pres.) and Tim's friend Randy Simmons (Dept. Head of Politcal Science at USU) couldn't make it, but it was a great time. Tim did a DVD copy of the multi-image slide show he did for the 20th reunion in 1988 and shared a copy with everyone.


Blogger Dave and Lacey said...

So good to see you are doing well. Good luck with the LSAT! I am sure you will do great!

Aug 13, 2008, 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw the opening ceremonies a few days late (luckily someone DVR'd them) and all I can say is, it blew my socks off. Wow!

Congratulations on the LSAT! You're amazing.

Class of '68? you realize, of course, that this means you're older than me (barely). Hee hee hee....


Aug 14, 2008, 5:39:00 AM  

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