Expectations vs. Reality

Next Thursday, I'm heading down to Virginia for what's being heralded as the Virginia Blogfest. It's hosted by bloggers extraordinaire Chesapeake Bay Woman and Big Hair Envy, and it's designed to bring together bloggers and commenters who've gotten to know - and like - each other through cyberspace. Many of us have never met "IRL" (that … Continue reading Expectations vs. Reality

Make new friends and keep the old…

...one is silver and the other's gold. That's how the song goes, anyway. We used to sing it at girl scout meetings when I was but a wee lass.  These words have been repeating in my head ad nauseum for a few weeks, because next weekend I'm heading back to college to reunite with the … Continue reading Make new friends and keep the old…

Why Afghanistan?

Lori of High Plains Practitioner posted an entry that helps shed light on what the heck she'll be doing when she heads to Afghanistan.  An interesting tidbit: Did you know Afghanistan has the highest infant mortality rates in the world? That nearly 80 percent of the population is illiterate? That just a few years ago, … Continue reading Why Afghanistan?