this could be the saddest dusk i ever seen turn to a miracle, high alive my mind is racing, as it always will my hands tired, my heart aches i'm half a world away

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Genocide in Rwanda

Please do yourself a favor and watch Hotel Rwanda. It is not going to make you feel good and it shouldn't. But it is going to make you think.

If you're not one to believe in anything that comes out of Hollywood then go online and do your own research. Some links to get you started.

Human Rights Watch
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

In the spring of 1994 I was celebrating my 21st birthday. Over the same period, in this small African country roughly the size of the State of Maryland, the unthinkable was happening. The United States, like the rest of the West, turned its back on these human beings when they needed support the most.

Former President Clinton acknowledged our country's mistake this week.

If it's one thing history has shown, it's that what happened in the past is sure to be repeated. Let's hope that enough people stand and raise their voice against such atrocities in the future.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

your mama

found this linked from another blog Alleyrat suggested by my bro Paul. good stuff.

Green Towel "Your Mama"

the chorus goes something like, "nobody loves you, like your mama loves you but who's loving your mama...I AM"

Sunday, July 24, 2005

new t-shirt

a new t I got while I was home.


I’m sitting at the airport in Amsterdam waiting for my flight to Germany. It was a good, albeit short, trip back home to middle America.

Going to America makes me feel good for a number of reasons. Seeing family and friends. Doing a whole lot of nothing. Playing golf and sleeping however much I’d like.

Not the least of which is the fact that, in Europe, I am one of the bigger (as in wide) people. Whereas yesterday, as I was in Wal-Mart buying some products which are far more expensive in Europe (toothpaste, deodorant, contact solution, etc..), I was EASILY on the thin end of all the shoppers to be seen.

Although stereotypes tend to generalize, the fact is that America is a fat society - fattest in the world. Why? I would suggest it is partly because we have the largest, by far, middle-class society in the world with plenty of disposable income – and too much time on their hands.

And while I’m on the subject, seeing obese adults raising young obese children really pisses me off. Give them at least a shot to be healthy. Genetics bla bla bla.

While I was home we dined one evening at Red Lobster, a favorite of my sweet grandma, who treated us that evening. I can honestly say, in my four years in Europe, I have NEVER seen portions as big as what was served on those plates. But unlike Germany, where it is impossible and uncouth to have the food you didn’t finish wrapped up to take home - the good side to that is, if one has control, there will be a nice big ‘doggie bag’ at meals end.

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Friday, July 01, 2005

you haven't heard #2

In my endless quest to spread good music, I present yet another "The best album that you have never heard from a band you know"

INXS's 1992 release "Welcome To Wherever You Are". No Joke. Amazing album.

I'm a podcaster

so I'm offically a computer nerd now.

I updated my iPod software and now I'm podcasting. If you have no idea what I am talking about then you're just not tech-cool baby!

I think I like my Apple Powerbook G4 and my 40GB iPod more than beer. Wow. I have matured to a whole new level.