Sunday, July 20, 2003

There is a new Jennifer in the world! No, not a rebirthing of myself but a brand new little sole. Mz had a baby girl and I get to see her next week. It's odd that I'm excited about seeing her. She can't talk to me, she can't really do anything for me, but its still exciting that there is a new little person that will have a significant impact on the world and those around me.

Monday, July 07, 2003

Have you noticed how much we've been at war since Bush has been in office: Afghanistan and Iraq -- in fact we're averaging about one a year. Come to think of it the only other war I can remember in my lifetime was under his fathers administration - again Iraq. Perhaps that's because war takes the voters mind off of domestic issues like jobs and crime. Also have you noticed how good they are at selling the war? Check out the new military website...spiffy and I'm sure compelling since we have a presidential election coming up next year.

Monday, June 30, 2003

I'm here again. Back at the point where I have to make a decision...or at least feel compelled to do so. When I was in college and knew exactly what I wanted to do...be a reporter....the question was where. Where did I was to start my life.
When I found Gary I left televsion and was just mulling through life. Kinda lost since I discovered there are many facets to being a reporter...the ones that didn't have anything to do with journalism I wasn't overly thrilled with. The mistique was gone and my clear path clouded.
Thought law school would make the world clear. Set a clear direction to follow. Wrong! I find myself at another splinter in the road. This one has many paths. Dazed and confused by which one will lead to happiness. Concerned a wrong turn could prove fatal. Fatally disappointing that is.

Sunday, April 20, 2003

A moment of calm. Time between the end of classes and finals. Easter Sunday.
I'm feeling a bit out of my element. With so much to do, so much neglected, don't know where to start or even if I should do anything.

Thursday, April 03, 2003

It's weird I was in college during the last Gulf war and I'm back for this one. Still don't understand why we went in the first time and I'm not convinced of the link between terrorism and Saddam this time. There might be a tangential link but I guarentee you it is stronger in Sudan and our foreign policy isn't focusing on Khartoum.

Monday, February 03, 2003

My Grandma died. Her funeral was Friday. I'm still mad about Grandpa leaving her for the last 20+ years of her life.
I brought home a big beautiful rose from her funeral. It was totally wilted a few hours later. I think it wilted when she passed. She was letting me know she went on...hopefully some place better. If she's with Grandpa, I hope she got a few digs in before they move on together. I usually feel Grandpa with me. And others have been able to see him here too. But that feeling hasn't been very strong this past week. He must be busy.

Thursday, June 20, 2002

Can't believe I'm half way thru my summer already. I miss Gary a bunch but this kind of work is really interesting and important. While I think its important, I don't think I want to live my life in a whirlwind anymore. These people - DC people, who I can see myself in, are in effect inserting themselves into these issues. To do so they are constantly reacting and fast. But the affect appears to be grinding themselves into the ground - at least personally...physically...emotionally.
I'd like to be more proactive. Have time to think through the strategy to make certain it's what really should be done. Too bad George, Jr. doesn't have the same philosophy But his position would be one where you could really be proactive - and make a substancial difference. Maybe Udall's office would be a good place to start??

Friday, May 17, 2002

You know sometimes I think life would be much easier if I didn't feel compelled to know so much. Knowledge doesn't make life easier....it makes it much more complex.

Wednesday, March 27, 2002

I got the strangest question today...would I donate an egg?

Wednesday, February 06, 2002

Dissemation of information via the Web is fab! I found this copy of the Al Queda training manual on the website of one of the places I applied to work this summer. It's translated in English if you are interested (I think they found it in Richard Reid's house) in reading the tactics they are using to recruit and train people to kill us.