Linnea Ashley on October 30th, 2006

It isn’t difficult for me to get caught up in my life here in zed and forget that I’m in another country. I mean, yes, the demographics are WIDELY different than what I would find in downtown Houston, Dallas, or New Orleans…I just don’t think to myself every second of the day, “You’re in another […]

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Linnea Ashley on October 30th, 2006

“We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are.” ~Anias Nin~

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Linnea Ashley on October 25th, 2006

the top muslim cleric in australia recently gave a speech that is causing outrage. he blamed “imodestly” dressed women for rape saying that it was 90% their fault and likening uncovered women to uncovered meat. needless to say that folks are emotional. on the today show it was mentioned in passing that there appears to […]

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Linnea Ashley on October 24th, 2006

i nagged my mother tirelessly. i wanted her to work out. and she responded like a true champion. she hit the gym with a zeal and dedication that made me proud. next on my list has been my sister. equally, she has met the challenge…hitting the gym and looking to my mother for inspiration. now […]

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Linnea Ashley on October 21st, 2006

the debate rages on in the US with most people oblivious – it seems – to the reality that it is not going on anywhere else. nigger. the power of it mobilizes schools of thoughts. rappers who consider it in all its variations (with an “a” or and “er” ) to have meanings that they […]

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Linnea Ashley on October 19th, 2006

a few days ago a friend and i were remarking on the power of words. she’s a reseracher, a poet, and newly, a pr person. she was revealing how acutely she felt the power of her words now that so many people with different agendas were searching her writing to satisfy their own needs. all […]

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Linnea Ashley on October 16th, 2006

Australia is in the middle of a drought. I’m not talking no rain this year…I’m talking no rain for some years. I’m not sure of the exact number now – and I’m too lazy to look it up, but on the Today Show Australia they had a rather long segment complete with dust blowing behind […]

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Linnea Ashley on October 14th, 2006

this weekend in the city is diwali, festival of lights. last year i missed this festival in sri lanka by a day and i was beyond bummed. yesterday, however, despite fasting, S and i wandered down to see the sights. there was music and stalls and people milling about. and as night fell and our […]

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Linnea Ashley on October 9th, 2006

You’d think by now I’d learn my lesson…cheekiness is next to idiocy. But still I persist on being smarmy and then having to apologize. They other day I was lamenting to S that I only have three months left. I forgot why…but there was some urgency to the conversation. He corrected me, “you only have […]

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Linnea Ashley on October 9th, 2006

why is it that when there were “hypothetical” wmd in the middle east…we invaded with little provocation – but when the raging meglomaniac in north korea confirmed that he did in fact have wmds and that he doesn’t like us…and now that he has actually tested wmds and is planning follow-up tests, we have nothing […]

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