Linnea Ashley on January 31st, 2007

since katrina, the population of new orleans has shrunk almost in half. at the same time, the number of reported cases of domestic violence have increased by 50%. 50%. that’s not the actual number of cases, just those that spoke up, sought help, got asked and were able to answer the question. that doesn’t speak […]

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Linnea Ashley on January 31st, 2007

it is official, i’m not just in the background but i will also be in the forefront of the school of public health and tropical medicine’s vagina monologues. i am doing this year’s spotlight piece as well as a smaller piece in the middle. in addition to that i’m also responsible for press and designing […]

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Linnea Ashley on January 30th, 2007

i talk about being homeless…but i’m not. i always have a place…a collection of places that would recieve me happily or unhappily until i was back on my feet. tonight, while walking back from bingets in the quarter with a friend a frail voice called out to me asking if i would call 911. it […]

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Linnea Ashley on January 29th, 2007

S is finally home. it has been five days but i finally got word he was actually home, with his family. i heard from him briefly when he landed in nigeria, but as big as nigeria is that is the equivilant of calling when you are in new mexcio but headed for houston. i’m so […]

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Linnea Ashley on January 28th, 2007

i really believe i am solar powered. there is something about the sun that just gets my body in motion and willing to cooperate with all the things in my head that demand attention. yesterday was filled with rain and gray and i sat on the couch the ENTIRE day. it was a waste of […]

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Linnea Ashley on January 28th, 2007

it never ceases to amaze me how africans can be backdrops even in africa. movies that are set in africa, are promoted as being about africa, but have so few africans in central roles. the last king of scotland was another such movie…not as well done as the constant gardener (which did the same thing) […]

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Linnea Ashley on January 26th, 2007

one of the things i adored about zed was the abundance of water. i could be almost anywhere in auckland and see the ocean. in all reality, zed is so narrow that you can be almost anywhere and be a reasonable distance from the ocean. something about seeing that green blue water sparkling, its color […]

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Linnea Ashley on January 25th, 2007

The “tipping point” is an interesting concept…the idea that things happen not solely or even mostly because of some genetic makeup but as the result of other things…like context. The book references something called the “broken window theory”. Essentially, bad things happen in places where it looks like it won’t matter anyway. If the ground […]

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Linnea Ashley on January 25th, 2007

Despite my distaste for “you’re beautiful” (although thanks to S and Liz I have a more nostalgic tolerance of it versus my original violent retching) I must admit that I like the james blunt album. Something about the different – bordering on annoying – quality of his voice…I think he uses it well. He merges […]

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Linnea Ashley on January 25th, 2007

There is a ton of confounding to this but…I believe I work better when the sun is out. Yesterday I wasted an entire day. I don’t mean part of the day, I mean I woke up at a reasonable hour with the expectation of working and instead sat on the couch and watched bad television. […]

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