Archive for May, 2006

A Prayer

My Dear Father in Heaven


Don’t interrupt me. I’m praying.

But you called me

Called you? I didn’t call you. I’m praying … My dear Father in Heaven …
There, you did it again

Did what?

Coalesce and Graduate

My Project in Chumash AuditoriumSchool is finally coming to an end. This weekend Cal Poly is hosting the second annual 5th year architecture show in the Chumash auditorium in the University Union. Yesterday Crystal, my parents, Michelle, Rick, Lucas, Lauren, Peter and my boss Gary all attended the official opening.

Visit the official web site of the show for more information about Coalesce. The show runs through tomorrow evening.

A New Look

Tim Alatorre Online has undergone another face lift! In the ever evolving world of the internet I felt that my site was becoming outdated. My new site takes advantage of one of the hotest content managment systems available today, Joomla!

Not all of the content from my old site has been migrated to this one yet. You can still get everything that was by going here.

Hopefully this new technology will make it easier for me to update the site and make the information easier to find!

EDIT June 9th, 2009: The old site is no longer available, all content is available on this site.

Text of Bush’s Speech on Immigration

Good evening. I have asked for a few minutes of your time to discuss a matter of national importance: the reform of America’s immigration system.

The issue of immigration stirs intense emotions and in recent weeks, Americans have seen those emotions on display. On the streets of major cities, crowds have rallied in support of those in our country illegally. At our southern border, others have organized to stop illegal immigrants from coming in. Across the country, Americans are trying to reconcile these contrasting images.

And in Washington, the debate over immigration reform has reached a time of decision. Tonight, I will make it clear where I stand, and where I want to lead our country on this vital issue.

We must begin by recognizing the problems with our immigration system. For decades, the United States has not been in complete control of its borders. As a result, many who want to work in our economy have been able to sneak across our border and millions have stayed.


Why do LDS Missionaries all have the same first name?

They don’t! On our nametags we all have the title Elder or Sister. The title is given while we our on missions because of our sacred calling to be ambassadors of Christ.

Isn’t it hard for LDS Missionaries to be away from their family for two years?

Of course it is. I think the degree of difficulty varies for every missionary and varies as time goes by. For me there were certain times that were harder that others but in general I was so busy that family and home are not big concerns.

Do LDS missionaries receive any monetary compensation?

No. The rewards of serving a mission are great, but, not to sound overly cliché, they are not of this world.

Do LDS missionaries receive a position of status?

No. After completing
a mission for the church the missionary continues being a member
of the church but does not receive any special position within


Do LDS missionaries receive a salary?

No. They pay for all
of their expenses. There are many cases where it is not possible
for a missionary to pay for the entire two years, so family,
friends, and the congregation from the missionary’s hometown
will help.


How old must you be to become an LDS missionary?

Missionaries are generally between the ages of 19-25 for boys and 21-25 for girls. There are older adults who serve missions and the only limit on their ability to serve is their health.