Wednesday, May 7, 2008
What seems to be even more distressing than rotten news, though, is the continued persistence of our fellow man to be, in general, just as rotten in his nature. The people of Myanmar may be suffering needlessly because of a militaristic government that is reluctant to accept international aid. An old man in Austria astounds the world with his despicable, torturous acts. And need I mention those who are filling their pockets as we pay higher gas prices and medical bills?
So, in the midst of it all on this gloomy May morning, I'm happy to run across this little tidbit of news. There is indeed hope for all of us.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
- I've written four thesis chapters and a paper, the latter which I am giving at a conference in LA this weekend.
- I traveled to Ohio in late January for a one-week stay that involved plenty of resting, shopping, and wonderfully intense two-year-old niece time.
- I've ridden the job-search roller coaster with little to show for it except a thicker skin and increased determination.
- I've enjoyed every second of my time with the college choir, all in preparation for our final concert this Thursday night.
- I've (nearly) survived my first Pacific Northwest rainy season.
- And last, but not least, I'm pregnant. Thirteen weeks and counting!
In celebration of these many events great and small, I took a break from writing to spend last Saturday at one of my favorite spots, the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge. I embarked on a 6-mile walk in the sunny, 75-degree air and saw (for the first time in the wild!) a pair of bald eagles. They were too far and fast for the camera, but I did snap a few other pics that reminded me how lucky I am to live in such a beautiful part of the world.