Tuesday, October 17, 2006

And another thing...

And another thing…

I apologize for the random flavor of this message.

…The transition to this new place and new job is really beginning to take an emotional toll. That is not necessarily a bad thing, but the adrenaline of being in a new environment is starting to wear off, as the reality and routine set in…

…I totally missed ringing in the 4th anniversary of having a blog. I don’t know where time goes sometimes. It seems like yesterday when I was still living in Colorado and started this site. A lot has happened since then, but then some things never change…

…Friendships are a funny thing. Sometimes you may think you have met someone whom you believe you will always be friends with…and then it turns out that you lose contact with them…and sometimes you have a friend who is in and out of your life in a flash and you never know when you will see them again…I don’t mean to get sentimental, but I’ve spent a lot of time looking back and reflecting on my friendships. I am amazed by how I’ve lost touch with people I swore I’d never lose touch with. That doesn’t really sit well with me…

…It is great to see the self-destruction of the Republican Party in American politics. I would never advocate for everyone in American politics believing the same things, but I am glad that the alleged Party of morals and the American way is being shown for what it is…a group that is lead by self and special interests. Don’t get me wrong, I think that the Democratic Party is also a group lead by self and special interests, but their hypocrisy is not on the same level as the “family values” party. You cannot visit Raw Story or even ABC News without seeing another detail or story about this demise. I think that the Democratic Party is not far behind, as I believe the American public is tired of both parties…

…It amazes me how much members of a profession that is taught (and required) to respect differences, still has no problem making judgments based on appearance…

5 comments:

jen said...

i'm sorry that the two of us couldn't get together when i was on the road. hopefully next time?

B said...

you know i'm one of the friends that will never LET YOU lose touch... :)

B said...

I thought i left a comment here... maybe i was just dreaming.....................
miss you!

Donna said...

Liked your blogging. I want you to know about a project that, at first blush, may seem almost antithetical to your work, but really supports it. First Freedom First is a project that supports America's first freedoms--the freedom for religion and the freedom from religion. We look at the important freedom of religious liberty through a number of lenses: Respect All Families, To Worship, Or Not, Democracy NOT Theocracy, Sound Science, Academic Integrity, Reproductive Health, End of Life Care and No Religious Discrimination.

I am hoping that you will run some information about F3 (First Freedom First) on your blogsite. www.firstfreedomfirst.org

Thanks,

Donna

ps: and while my work address is in Washington, DC, my home address is Evergreen, Colorado!

Drina said...

Jake, where did you go?