Aug 31 2006

Goodbye dear Pluto

Mary’s Very Extravagant Mother Just Sold Us Ninety …..Ninety what??? Parrots? Whoop’s, appearantly Pluto is no longer a Planet. Better think of a new acronym…


Aug 31 2006

Uganda rebels say their fight ends today

KAMPALA, UGANDA – The leaders of a shadowy guerrilla movement that has terrorized Ugandans for nearly two decades went on local radio with a special announcement: As of today, the Lord’s Resistance Army will stop fighting.

The guerrillas — notorious for cutting off the tongues and lips of civilians, enslaving children and driving nearly 2 million people from their homes — have agreed to end a brutal but little known conflict.

They signed a truce with the government Saturday that gives their gunmen three weeks to gather at two villages in largely uninhabited areas across the border in southern Sudan, where they will be protected and monitored. The truce is to take effect this morning.

Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, declared himself a prophet fighting to rule the country by the Ten Commandments.

U.N. officials estimate that Kony’s guerrillas stole 20,000 children, turning the boys into soldiers and the girls into sex slaves. The International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants for Kony and four other rebel leaders, but the Ugandan government has promised not to turn them over in return for an end to the insurgency.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Another article on posted on BBC

Dear friends, for the sake of at least 20,000 young lives ruined or destroyed, pray this is true.

Aug 23 2006

new beginnings

The gleeful screams of young toddlers fill the cool air, as the winds from the east carry the delight from the security of their shrouded inhabitance. It seems like just yesterday when I was content in sitting on the swing for hours, or riding my bike around the block until I was dizzy. What happened to the time when life was easy? Where did all that time go? Time seems to pass like the sand in an hour glass, as the moments of our life that we cherish most pass us by in the blink of an eye. If we don?t take the time to cherish every breathe it will escape us as the moment passes and leaves us in the dust with the memories that we wish we had held more dear.

A bell tolls, its noon. Students fill the courtyards as they wander, like ants in their hill, going to and fro, from one class to another. Another summer has come and gone and once again the toils of classes, tests, and papers has begun once again. This marks the beginning of my second year of University. This year has a new location, although I very much loved Bethel many circumstances made it difficult to return. I love it. Minus the parking issues?. It is a bit weird not living on campus and living back at home, I was so used to coming and going whenever I felt like it. So, it has been a touch difficult to get used to having time constraints and family being a factor into my activities. But school is good. I am still loving my major and so far all of my classes seem like they are good fits into my four year plan.