Having a forum and actually using it to say something of interest is a bit daunting. The point of creating this for me was a way to let people who are interested check out my photos and stories from my travel. But I don’t travel for another few weeks so right now this blog sits idle, waiting for something…


After visiting and reading my sister’s it dawned on me that this could be a way for me to have conversations with all the people I know and love and know love to argue. This could be a way for me to hear from my “married with kids” friends who are too busy for languishing conversations that were the inception of our friendships.


Life is constantly moving. Just when I think I have it down something shifts and I’m left finding my place in a new situation.


So what’s on my mind?


Currently Robert Mugabe acting insanely (as usual) is on my mind: http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/africa/06/17/zimbabwe.ap/

Here is a country that was my neighbor while living in South Africa, a country I kept tabs on out of rage and morbid curiosity…and here it is another tragedy that gets shuffled into a pile of other tragedies that mean little of anything to anyone in the US. 

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1 Comment on Entry for June 30, 2005

  1. Dylan B says:

    Hey, Linnea… this is Dylan (we met once, when you came to my parent's place with your sister).

    It's just so sad when we, as Americans, can't even acknowledge the corruption in some countries, like Zimbabwe, because we don't even know enough about these countries to recognize corruption there when we see it. All we know is that these people are brown and hungry.

    I was watching something on CNN yesterday (I wrote about it in my blog) where Christianne Ammanpour was interviewing an Ethiopian family about hunger. They were talking around the dinner table (which was made of a large stump outside, and consisted only of a thin, wafer-like bread) and Christianne asked the oldest brother "What do you think Americans do when it comes to food?" The brother said something in his native tongue and then the whole family kind of laughed.

    "They eat until they are full," he said.

    The concept of eating until you were full was so other-wordly to them that they thought it was a joke. It really left an impression on me.

    Well, anyway… I just wanted to say hi. I'll add you to my daily reads. I blog over at http://srwu.net. I'm award nominated so I must be good, right? Right? đŸ™‚

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