Friday, June 12, 2009

Equal Rights

I just read a post on Facebook discussing why Christians are opposed to homosexuality and equal rights. It made me kind of angry. I don't understand how this is still an issue. After everything this country has gone through (ie. Civil Rights movement and women's equality), how is it that there are still people without equal rights? I'm not a lawyer, but the issues seems pretty simple to me. Religious people are morally opposed to same sex marriage but the United States has separation of Church and State, which takes care of them. Under the constitution all men are created equal (which was later ratified to mean men, women and African-Americans), so if everyone is equal under the law, why doesn't everyone have the same rights? I really can't wrap my head around it.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Fun Day!

I had a wonderful day today. I met Zoe at the All Sports Park at 10:30am and we hung out around Grants Pass all day. :)

I want to find my India travel journal and see if I can import it, except I can't remember where it is... Hmmm. :S

Update: I can't figure out how to import it, but here is the URL

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Pictures Of The Family

More pictures of my family. :)

Braydon and me in the hospital where he was born.

My Aunt Katie, cousin Kelsey and Poppy.

My sister Melissa and her boyfriend Kevin on her birthday.

My sister Megan and her boyfriend Brian.

Spring Finals 2009

I took my World History final earlier today and scheduled my World Lit final tomorrow with my math final. Hopefully they both go alright. :S

I got back my World Lit assignments and term paper and I got an A average! Yay!

To do tonight:

1. Write a ghazal
2. Write 2 Reader Responses
3. Read material for World Lit final
4. Write 1 page of math notes for final

Plus, I am going to work earlier than usual tomorrow so I can get off earlier, so I can have more time for my finals. :)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Black Hawk Down

I'm watching Black Hawk Down right now. It makes me think about everything the soldiers are going through right now. It's easy for people who don't have friends and family in the military to forget about the struggles those brave men and women face on a daily basis. The war has turned into a political chip that is passed around depending on who needs it. The faces of the war, the soldiers and the civilians living under occupation, aren't seen as often as they should be. I recently read a great book for anyone interested in the war from the view of an Iraqi civilian under occupation. It's called Baghdad Burning. The book was published from a blog, located at

-Only the dead have seen the end of the war.