Linnea Ashley on February 28th, 2007

the show is fast approaching…day by day. today we did a run through. tomorrow a dress rehearsal. pulling it all together…

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Linnea Ashley on February 26th, 2007

the hardest part about letting go of a friendship is losing the intimacy…the special club that knows the secret passwords and handshakes…hell…that knows the secrets. saying goodbye, even for good and healthy reasons, doesn’t make that transition to stranger and bystander any easier. all of a sudden this person who still knows the heart of […]

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Linnea Ashley on February 23rd, 2007

it only struck me yesterday, as i rushed to the 24th floor with something or other of “importance” regarding my education. it actually made me stop for a second and then laugh a rueful laugh. tulane was hosting some sort of meeting titled, “caring for the uninsured”. i am uninsured. i, who spend my time […]

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Linnea Ashley on February 20th, 2007

walmart is CLOSED! i mean come on… worse, they didn’t put up a sign so i have no idea when they will open again. that wouldn’t suck so much if i hadn’t come home yesterday sick as a dog and without food or juice…today i’m not great but food would have been nice!

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Linnea Ashley on February 20th, 2007

it sounds ridiculous to the outside world. how could i not want to be out and about during mardi gras? but if you ask any number of local new orleanians…you’ll find similar answers. sure there are the die hards who love it…but there are the rest of us who endure it. this year it is […]

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Linnea Ashley on February 16th, 2007

one of the things i found vastly different about zed was their concept of danger. one of my first nights in auckland i walked to a concert a little ways from my house. i left at around 10pm and didn’t get home until after 2am. and while i was very vigilant on my walk home […]

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Linnea Ashley on February 16th, 2007

it took forever to get the blood out. the shaved hair and glass. for days it all stayed with me, moments from a day that was almost my own finality. you can’t get stitches wet when your head is infected. you can’t stand up long enough to pick out glass when your medicine is making […]

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Linnea Ashley on February 15th, 2007

…or the garden district, or even downtown – haphazard as the rebuilding and rejuvenation of downtown is. midcity approaches it but nothing i’ve seen so far comes close to the 9th ward. today i did some volunteer work in the ward. driving across the industrial canal i thought i was prepared. i wasn’t. driving was […]

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Linnea Ashley on February 13th, 2007

last night was worse than i thought. the one time i didn’t turn on the tv first thing and today there was stuff to see. houses torn to toothpicks throughout the area. one death. several minor injuries. add to the sadness that in certain areas houses had just completed repairs from hurricane katrina before they […]

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Linnea Ashley on February 13th, 2007

turns out we had some bad weather…downed a few houses, damaged quite a few roofs. tornadoes touched down in new orleans – like there wasn’t enough going on here. i’m fine though…no worries!

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