Linnea Ashley on December 31st, 2008

Fog in the oakland is more than a cloak or ominous shadow, it is a living thing wafting its cloudy breath across the bay. Driving into it is like descending into another world. The air is moist, sound muffled, light distorted,.   Foggy mornings filter the sun, leaving it an unimpressive white disk; as if […]

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Linnea Ashley on December 26th, 2008

I don’t think any politician is just like me. In fact, I pretty much assume that the lives they live are not just different but VERY different.   Point in fact, no one clamors to see me (let alone pays for that “honor”) when I visit a town. There are no signs with my name […]

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Linnea Ashley on December 26th, 2008

i spent christmas day in my apartment accompanied only by facebook, my cell phone, and pizza rolls. sounds sad, but i was technically at work. so as i tried (unsuccessfully) to connect to our server i edited various power points and watched the grayness of 7:45 am mellow into a rather beautiful afternoon. it might […]

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Linnea Ashley on December 23rd, 2008

i live in an urban area. and by urban i don’t mean the media’s definition of urban as black (although that is true as well). i mean urban as in highways and mass transit and asphalt and traffic and houses and apartments on top of houses and apartments. so why is it on my way […]

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Linnea Ashley on December 21st, 2008

it is beyond my capacity to understand how americans have so wholly lost control of our country. not just in the little ways, but the big and meaningful ways that are made up of the billions of little ways. how we didn’t pay attention to the loss of small farms and the loss of agricultural […]

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Linnea Ashley on December 15th, 2008

Guilt is an interesting emotion…I guess you can call it an emotion. Like love or rage, it often defies logic. I would have assumed that I would be immune to guilt – my parents don’t use it on me, never have. But then again, maybe that is why it works so well, I’m not used […]

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Linnea Ashley on December 15th, 2008

Ok I’m not anymore but…delta, I guess, needed to balance out my travel karma. With such an amazing trip with so few issues it stands to reason that something had to give…and give it did on my way home.   After breezing through Egyptian customs (something I was told would take 3 hours by my […]

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Linnea Ashley on December 12th, 2008

tonight is my final night in egypt. i can’t believe 3 weeks went by so fast. i also can’t believe everything i was able to do. today was my final day and instead of laying about M and i got up early and headed out to the red sea. actually we headed to the gulf […]

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Linnea Ashley on December 11th, 2008

despite a lousy night's sleep (which should be explained in here at some point) i am going to try to jot down some thoughts about the last few days. they have been busy to say the least. tuesday the 9th was mostly a day of rest. still sore from climbing into the pyramid and from […]

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Linnea Ashley on December 11th, 2008

the last few days have been packed…but i'm exhausted. just know that it involves a paleolithic village, whales, the first pyramids, greco roman ruins, and a fox…tomorrow i'm off to the red sea and saturday i leave (egyptian time) and saturday i return (american time). see you soon – with photos!

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