Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Monday, January 8, 2007
There are many things in this society that I dispise, and unintentional prejudices are high on that list. We are so judgemental without evening meaning to be. And I'm not excluding myself from this assessment. It's disgusting. I was showing my aunt pictures of my friends and her first comment was, "Why do you have so many dikey looking friends?" I couldn't believe her. I'm fairly certain my mouth was even open while I stared. The scary thing is that she has friends, family even, of every sexual orientation, but that was still on the tip of her tongue. I've made mental comments regarding a person's appearance before, we all have. But if those of us who are not bothered by "different" think derogatory thoughts, what are less open individuals thinking. I wish I had the answers.
Sunday, December 31, 2006
Please don't misinterpret this post. Don't think that I'm having a truly miserable time. I've had a lot of fun, but this much time without being productive is tough.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Hello Readers, whoever you may be. Though this is not my first online journal, it is my first anonymous journal. I'm tired of editing my thoughts for fear of offending. And in a world where employers look up people's internet lives, it just too hard to judge the long term impact of one's words. This will be my thoughts/relections/rantings/updates true as I see them. Names will be changed, but only so that I can speak candidly with little fear of revealing myself. Part of that is reflected in the title of this thing. Rhapsody is a leading character in a trilogy by Elizabeth Haydon (amazing books by the way). In this series, she is a Namer- a person who though skill of song and power of voice reports the truth as it is witnessed. Through this, she can change what is. I like that thought and believe in the power of words, whether written or spoken. Disclaimer: I am not saying that my little journal will have any effect on anyone, except perhaps me and allowing me to hold on to my sanity a wee bit longer.
I've yet to decide, but this may become part of a little self-improvement project of mine. I am horribly uninformed due to the combined effect of living in the bubble of a large university, personal apathy, and a lack of time to get/stay up-to-date. Furthermore, being so completely out of the loop makes it exceedingly difficult to get caught up. However, I find this as appalling as you all do, so in an effort to broaden my horizons, I'm going to read Newsweek. A weekly publication seems like a good stepping stone to reality, and I know that I do not have the time to realistically try to read the newspaper each day. This endeavor my not begin until winter break has concluded because my access to the store is rather limited, but we shall see.