13 November 2006

a perfect sonnet or one foolish line.

Pictured at left: one of the BBC.com's amateur pictures of the week. The echidna and platypus have always held a special place in my heart - something about freakish egg-laying mammals just speaks to me. Since Justin revived This British Life two months after actually moving to England (and removed me from his links as punishment for inactivity) and even Swamp Pundette returned, I felt compelled to at least make a brief appearance. Rest assured, I will be be back, albeit slightly less prolifically (brevity is the soul of wit, after all), once I relocate to Jordan in January, but in the meantime, rest assured I still have plenty to say.

At long last, the website from my May photojournalism trip to Berlin is up and running with the articles and photos from all of the students on the trip. Check out some fabulous student photography and journalism about my favorite city in the world.

In other news, the Middle East is as chaotic as ever, Joe Lieberman won reelection in Connecticut as an Independent, Donald Rumsfeld stepped down as Secretary of Defense, and Democrats now hold a majority in the House and Senate. I don't forsee a dramatic change in Iraq policy, but I'm feeling good about the squelching of a wave of conservative social policies. California and Oregon defeated parental notification amendments and South Dakota struck down its controversial abortion ban. Gay marriage bans did not fare as well, but you can't win them all, right? Perhaps even more exciting, Florida passed its amendment making it more difficult to amend its constitution, which could mean an end to pig and high speed rail amendments. Democracy at its finest!

...someone has a secret.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

do you have a secret in the first postsecret book? I do.