2,991 Days Ago Our Lives Changed Forever

9/11 as a number, when spoken out loud, has become redefined. For most Americans, visually 9-1-1 has always symbolized emergency. After September 11th, 2001, 9/11 represented a day that surpassed emergency. It became a day I wouldn’t forget as it happened in real time. Soon it evolved into my generation’s JFK question: “Where were you on 9/11?” ...more

What is Your Favorite Social Action of 2008?

The short, dark, last days of the year are a great time to reflect on your 2008 Activist Resolutions, and your favorite "social actions" of 2008. What did you do this year that you feel made a real impact? My favorite social action was being a sponsor for Jacinta Onoro, a Nigerian woman participating in Women for Women International. ...more

Hi bexband,

I'm not sure what you mean by "a good place to begin digesting all ...more

And I just keep getting more delusional

With the lack of creativity to find something to blog about...I have found a few random, but good questions to think about. No worries, I'm not going to do all these that I found at one time :)  "If you were to die right now, what would you say was your greatest achievement?" ...more

We Remember

Today we took a moment to remember all the men and women who have sacrificed to make our freedom possible. We remember the military men and women who lost their lives, the people who sacrificed at home and all of the people still affected by war and its horrible consequences today. Remembrance day is a somber day and I always get a little melancholy just thinking about it. ...more

Vladimir Putin, Neo-Con, Redux

The New York Times has just published an article calling into strong question Georgian claims that it was acting defensively and against Russian and separatist aggression.    ...more

Women's Interests and the Military Draft

I'm taking a break from writing The Doves to actually more or less blog, and write about what it means to be a woman-or a man-and a citizen today.  ...more

Canadian journalist kidnapped in Somalia to be killed tomorrow - according to kidnappers

  This photo, found on Flickr, is tagged with the name "Amanda Lindhout" and "Canadian journalist". It was taken in Kandahar, where Lindhout previously worked.   ...more

Where was this guy in 2003?

Oh yeah, he was banging the drums for war.   Powell endorses Obama as 'transformational', by Mike Allen and Jonathan Martin, Politico via Yahoo! News and Meet the Press. ...more

However, I don't think the question should have been given the validity that comes from asking ...more

The Recruiterman Cometh

As my classmates and I - the Nursing class of '08 - approach graduation (30 more days!), we are finding out that we are a hot commodity.  It seems that everybody wants a new RN - even, or perhaps especially - the US Army. ...more

My Mind is Getting Blown Daily

Watching the Emmy's last night, I sensed a palpable fear, unspoken, felt by many of the award winners and some presenters.  There was this underlying sense that some of them wanted to take our country by the collar and scream, "Wake up.  This is serious."  ...more

I think I've also been suffering from media overload.  It's so hard to stay away from the news ...more