Monday, January 9, 2012

About Me

Hi everyone, my name is Blake Files and I am a junior studying exercise science education. In my free time I enjoy exercising. I love the summer and being outside. I am also a cook at a sports bar called Joe's Original (not Original Joes!). I like it because I get all the free food I want, yum.

One profile that I found interesting from the reading was that of Robert Shields. I was amazed at how dedicated that he was to his journal. I was particularly struck by the fact that he still kept his journal while he was in the hospital after suffering a stroke. I believe that in Shields' case however, his passion for his diary is a bad thing in that it surely interferes with his family and social life in some manner.


  1. hey blake, i agree with you that the diary would interfere with his social life, just imagining someone who would write down everything they did is a strange vision. I believe this man would have been incredibly awkward in society

  2. Hi Blake, I think it's cool that you love being outside that is one of my favorite things. I do agree with you that the diary has become a bit of an obsession, and isn't really healthy anymore. It does show dedication but not in a healthy way.

  3. I agree! I think his passion for writing the diary is a bad thing in his case because he has no time to spend with his wife.

  4. Hi Blake I enjoy being outside too. I thought it was very interesting about how dedicated Shields was to his journal. It is a crazy obssesion personally something I couldn't do.