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Hello Everyone! I realized yesterday that there are some people who follow my blog who would have no other way of knowing about my journey with 4K For Cancer this summer. To those people I apologize; I have been focusing on talking with people in person and I forgot those who follow TINEIS! So let me tell you about my journey 🙂
Tonight I attended the 33rd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at Gettysburg College. Dr. King is one of my favorite historical figures and I was excited to hear Mrs. Charlayne Hunter-Gault speak of Dr. King, his dream, and the work we must still do to complete his vision for a world of peace and equality. Mrs. Hunter-Gault is:
“the author of News Out of Africa: Uncovering Africa’s Renaissance and In My Place, a memoir of her role in the civil rights movement as the first black woman admitted to the University of Georgia. Her latest book is To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement, a retrospective of her involvement with the movement, complete with photographs and original articles from The New York Times.” – event program.
Alongside honoring Dr. King’s legacy, the celebration awarded the Living the Dream Award to Jessie V. Wansel Smith, an outspoken community activist and volunteer. The Adams County Career Aid Project (ACCAP) also recognized ACCAP recipient Marcus Mincey, now a student at West Chester University. Mrs. Hunter-Gault inspired us with her charisma and fiery attitude. I write this summary/reaction to her words:
I came across this the other day by chance. It is an American woman’s attempt to characterize Americans’ lifestyles. I do not know where she got it from, or if she made it herself, but I find it interesting. First because I wonder why it is American lifestyles, and if other countries would not fall into this system as well. Second, why does almost everything revolve around consumption and material items? Even the Fulfilleds with their “little interest in image or prestige” are “above-average consumers of products for the home.” Consumers…is that all we are?
You know what makes me mad? Cigarette smokers who think they can just throw their cigarette butts wherever they want. Every time I see a driver in front of me flick a butt out the window I just want to floor it and ram them! Seriously? What makes these people think they are above the littering laws? Just because it is small does not mean it is not litter! Continue reading
What would I do if I was blind? How would I live? Who would I be? I have thought about losing one of my senses many times before, and I have even had discussions about it. But this time was different because I have become so much more passionate about a career in sustainable transportation where vision will be imperative. On top of that I am returning to my roots of hiking, camping, and other outdoor recreation. I saw a blind man at Shady Grove a few weeks ago, and last night I couldn’t sleep for imagining what my life would be like if that was me. Continue reading
America is not the greatest country in the world.
A month ago Ralph Nader honored the Gettysburg College community by speaking at the 2012 Fall Convocation. I wrote this summary/reaction to his inspiring words: