Linnea Ashley on April 27th, 2007

despite what i thought was a rock star second interview, i did not get the hunger center fellowship. my post-graduation search continues.

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Linnea Ashley on April 24th, 2007

ever since the imus comments and the tirades and pseudo conversations that followed, there has been serious discussion about words. more accurately, about censorship. the reasoning in these otherwise thinking individuals is that words have power. true. if words didn’t have power poets wouldn’t string them together to describe love and non fiction writers wouldn’t […]

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Linnea Ashley on April 17th, 2007

second guessing decision making is an american past-time. after any major event (or not so major) be it sports, politics, or planning, people after the fact always know they could do a better job. after 9/11 bush was criticized for waiting so long to do anything – heck i joined in on the ribbing. after […]

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Linnea Ashley on April 15th, 2007

my first stint in NO was less than spectacular. in retrospect i blame myself. in recent years i’ve discovered that when i travel out of the country i live bigger than when i’m home. more than that, i plan to live just as big when i return home… but usually i return home to habit […]

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Linnea Ashley on April 14th, 2007

i don’t know how often it changes…or what would make it change but…do me a favor, go to google and put in “black women” then click images. … i need a moment to grope for words because of all the beautiful black women i know, of all the artwork and images i’ve seen in my […]

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Linnea Ashley on April 13th, 2007

The Don Imus debacle Oh, what a sanctimonious nation we’ve become. After referring to the Rutgers women’s basketball team as a bunch of “nappy-headed hos,” radio host Don Imus was pilloried by everyone from Al Sharpton to Matt Lauer. There were crocodile tears from the players (one even professed to being “physically” wounded by Imus’ […]

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Linnea Ashley on April 12th, 2007

scary thing…yesterday the weather changed, but in denial i sat with the door open (despite the heat) to try to encourage an imaginary breeze. finally around 10 pm i asked my roomie if the a/c was acceptable. it was – but it was also almost the death of us. i went to put our food […]

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Linnea Ashley on April 8th, 2007

the insults are flying. for the past few months celebrities have found themselves in the spotlight for speaking their minds. you had the guy from grey’s anatomy and his homophobia and kramer from seinfeld and, more recently, shock jock imus on the racial rants. and folks have been calling for their heads. i on the […]

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Linnea Ashley on April 5th, 2007

It is so easy to forget just how small the world is. Within the 6 billion people milling around I do believe there are networks…chains that link bodies and personalities to each other. I don’t believe 6 degrees of separation is just for kevin bacon. Completely unscientific proof of this was illustrated for me on […]

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Linnea Ashley on April 4th, 2007

i don’t watch american idol. doesn’t really do it for me. even so, you’d have to be in a coma to miss all the discussions about sanjaya. among fans, on entertainment shows and even on the internet i’m ok with seeing it. but today nbc nightly news took it way too far. sanjaya, and the […]

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