But hey, while you're here, enjoy some recent Blogdrive entries:
The Common Ills Iraq snapshot
Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Chaos and violence continue, Barack
redefines civilian casualties, Australia has concern about the legality
of the war, and more.
The violence never ends in Iraq. Yesterday, Margaret Griffis (Antiwar.com) counted at least 256 violent deaths for Monday. Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Sinan Salaheddin (AP) report that a "wave" of violence has left "at least 47 people" dead today.
Violence hasn't stopped in Iraq. Many are starting to register that.
At the Pentagon today, spokesperson Rear Adm Jack Kirby declared:
pretty honest about the fact that military action alone will not win
this effort, but that shouldn't be taken as an admission of
ineffectiveness, and one of the ways we know we're having an effect is
precisely because the terrorists have had to change their tactics and
their communications and their command and control. Yes, they're blending in more. Yes, they're dispersing,... (more)
Tanto de mi El dia que casi te pierdo
En ese momento me di cuenta de que si tu te vas no se cual seria mi camino, pudiera faltarme cualquier otra persona en mi vida, me doleria, pero sin ti, no sabria hacia donde ir, no sabria que hacer, cual seria mi futuro, sin ti simplemente estaria completamente perdida.
Es una locura pensar asi, pero esta vez que fue muy en serio el heho de llegar a perderte, lo pense y me depri. Se cual es la otra persona que le doleria esa perdida y solo el entenderia parte de mi dolor, solo el podria sacarme de esa depresion. Siempre ustedes dos, no mas... no necesito a nadie mas, ustedes dos son lo que siempre he querdio y querre.
Ese dia casi fatidico 25 sep 14
Truth in Love About Your Friends
About Your FRIENDS
Author/Preacher: J.R. Miller
Friendships begin very early. Little
children form tender associations which mean much to their happiness,
and which sometimes last through their life. We all need friendships. In
solitary confinement, men have been known to make friends of insects
and little animals, the only living creatures they could have for
Nothing is more important to young people, than the choosing of their
friends. Really, it is almost the settling of their whole future. The
kind of friends one begins with is apt to stay with always. If you
accept and choose as your friends in early youth those who are good,
refined, and aspiring -- you are setting your life in the direction of
whatever things are true, just, honorable, pure, and lovely. Almost
certainly, your whole future will be on the same wholesome lines.
But if you... (more)
jjnjinga lets start dreaming again!
State of the union.
It would appear that I've built up a little courage over the past few weeks. I started to fill out my application for the Peace Corps (again). As you would remember I started this whole Peace Corps thing back in 2011. Then things went awry. I realized I was broke, ended up in a mental health facility and the rest (as they say) is history.
But admitently so, filling out the app again did make me feel a little nervous. I think I'm starting to realize that the future in which I dreamed could possibly be a reality.
The scary notion is the thought of me being away from home for so long, but there's this thing pulling at the strings of my chest that are saying "just go for it...just apply...you have to try...you have to do it." Its kind of like that same fear and excitement that swept over me when I jumped off a cliff into the Colorado river.
If I thought about it too much I wouldn't have jumped and if I didn't think at all I would have hurt myself much worse... (more)