## Thursday, March 20, 2014

### 33 Words | Mt. Peak

For sixth grade I had a great teacher, one of the best I ever had.  Her name was Mrs. Peak and she put a world of confidence in me.  In all my years of being in a classroom, no teacher had more faith in me than Mrs. Peak.  She'd say things like, "Zachary, I hope you're the President one day.  You'd make a great President."  Looking back, I think she liked my sense of justice and generosity.  Back in sixth grade when we'd write about social events, I'd often write about social injustice and helping people in need.  For me, these topics have always been important and a focus.

Outside of Mrs. Peak, the word peak typically refers to the highest point of something, such as a Mountain.  A common use of the word can be found in the phrase, "The peak of the mountain.".  Interestingly enough, the abbreviation for mountain is Mt., or the 13th and 20th letter.
• Mt. = 20+13
• Peak = 15+5+1+11 = 33
• Teacher = 2+5+1+3+8+5+9 = 33
• Mrs. Peak was a teacher.
Oregon also happens to be the 33rd State, and home to some of the prettiest mountain peaks in the world; including Mt. Hood, the mountain the U.S. Olympic Ski and Snowboard Team uses due to the fact that the summit is open year round.

Outside of mountains, another common phrasing that uses the word is "Peak Oil".
• Peak = 15+5+1+11 = 33
• Oil = 15+9+12 = 36
• Peak Oil = 33+36 = 69
As for me making a great President, as Mrs. Peak once said, check this out.  Also, please keep in mind that Washington D.C. is located on the 77th Meridian, also known as the "American Meridian".
• Zachary = 8+1+3+8+1+9+7 = 37
• K. = 11
• Hubbard = 8+3+2+2+1+9+4 = 29
• Zachary Hubbard = 37+29 = 66
• Thomas Jefferson = 22+44 = 66
• Zachary K. Hubbard = 37+11+29 = 77