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Tuesday, November 10, 2009
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Tuesday, October 6, 2009
This evening I went to a talk at my school called Diversity: More than black and white. The speaker was Joyce Davis a journalist that spend more than three decades overseas interviewing some very interesting people. She is also the author of "Between Jihad and Salaam" and "Martyrs." She gave a really great talk, made some really great points, and encouraged everyone to talk as well. One great point that she brought up was that we as Americans are at a disadvantage because we know very little about the rest of the world in general, but most of the world stays informed about us. Also Americans what things now and they do not want to wait for them, but we cannot take that attitude toward war. In most of these countries we are fighting they do not expect the war to be won in their life time; they are in for the long haul and we either have to commit to that as well or leave now because if we are not committed it will never work. Also we need to remember that suicide bombers are not the status quo and we cannot judge all Muslims based on what they do. On of the most important things that I think she said was that there is no military solution, some fighting might be necessary, but the solution will come from talking. Lol, the funniest thing she said however was that we should get mars to invade us because then we would all stop fighting and work to a common goal. A connection that I made when she was talking about America fighting a traditional war in a war that is no longer traditional is that we have become the Red Coats. We are now that ones that insist that this is how you fight, but in the end we will get our butts kicked if we do not change our way of thinking. I really enjoyed hearing Joyce talk and am looking forward to reading her books.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
On Saturday, November 8, 2008 I was up early and at my church a little after eight o’clock in the morning. As others came the guys started tossing a football in the parking lot. Around nine we decided to head out; there were about twenty people there, seven adults, a third grader, a bunch of middle school kids, and myself. I had done Scouting for Food for a number of years and knew what I was doing. I was in a car with one of the moms and her third grade daughter. We went around several neighborhoods putting the bags on the doors and met up with one of the other groups several times. It was a wet morning and a little rainy, but it was not extremely cold and I had put the bags out in worse weather. We got done with our area early and went to help one of the other groups. By eleven we were all back at the church and I was headed home. The next Saturday, November 15, 2008 another group of people from my church picked up all of the filled bags.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
On Saturday, November 1, 2008 I went to the Whitaker Center to see Our Body: The Universe Within. My sister and I went to the Whitaker Center around 3pm were we met up with a group of people from HYP (Harrisburg Young Professionals). We waited in the lobby for the rest of the group and then went through the line to get our tickets. After everyone had paid we went down several flights of stairs until we got all the way to the exhibit. We gave our tickets and listened as the man at the entrance told us a little about the exhibit. Both my sister and I thought that we would be grossed out by what we saw and would want to go through as quickly as we could. In truth we did go through the exhibit rather quickly, but not because it was gross. We found that everything looked rather fake and we were not all that interested. It was a good exhibit and I am glad that I am now able to say that I have seen it, but after hearing people saying how great it was I was a little disappointed.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
On October 4, 2008, I met several other students, all who happened to be girls, and Miss. Olivetti at the Student Center, a little before nine in the morning. We had coffee and donuts and a little after nine we drove to Forester Street were we met people from Harrisburg Young Professionals (HYP). We started pulling weeds ahead of the mulchers and later helped to put finishing touches on the mulching job. It was a cold wet day, but we had fun working together as a group and we got to talk as we were working. After we were finished we went to someone’s house were we ate a lot of good food.