Linnea Ashley on December 27th, 2005

my friend asked me the other day if tolerance means taking christ out of…you fill in the blank. i would imagine he means christmas, schools, america in general. i started to respond to him but the computer ate it so i thought i’d muse on it here. i don’t think that tolerance means taking anything […]

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Linnea Ashley on December 23rd, 2005

it dawned on me today that when i say goodbye this round…before i head off to new york and cali – i am saying goodbye for a year. not just the …i’ll see you next holiday or when i pass through to my nieces. this is…goodbye until i cross a great big expanse of ocean. […]

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Linnea Ashley on December 23rd, 2005

i’ve been thinking politically lately. maybe that isn’t the right word. socially conscience? aware? something…anything. not that i was little miss oblivious before. anyone who knows me knows that i have my subjects. i have things that rile me up and get me talking a mile a minute and going on and on about the […]

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Linnea Ashley on December 22nd, 2005

my life has been in transition for the last few months. i guess i could argue that my life has been in transition for as long as i’ve been alive. short spurts of one thing before it is traded in for another. and i love it. i get the chance to start new things…to start […]

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Linnea Ashley on December 15th, 2005

AUSTRALIA: NEW POLICE POWERS TO CURB RACE VIOLENCE   Sydney, 15 Dec. (AKI) – An emergency session of the state parliament in Sydney, Australia, has approved greater powers for the police, after the city has been struck by racial and mob violence. The New South Wales assembly decision means police will have more power to […]

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Linnea Ashley on December 12th, 2005

I’ve been in a panic this last week. Trying to pull my New Zealand stuff together has proved more daunting than I expected. I’ve done visa applications before, but this one was crucial. All of a sudden I had to provide my work history, my medical history. All of a sudden my gypsy lifestyle has […]

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Linnea Ashley on December 7th, 2005

don’t panic, your favorite crash test dummy has not had another run…knock on wood…but i did watch crash. more than crash i’ve lived crash for the last few days. if you haven’t seen it, it is a movie about people in their everyday lives and how race crashes up against those lives in expected and […]

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