Howdy, classmates! I’d like to start off by saying that I intend to enjoy this class and not be boring/bored, so I’m going to start with this here blog, which–I am delighted to say–is my first ever. I’m finally taking the leap into cyber world, and it’s good to know that you are all here e-holding my e-hands and leaping with me (a little tip I’ve picked up about blogworld: if you add “e-” before a word, it’s automatic computer language).
I’m a junior from Cincinnati, OH majoring in Environmental Studies and Sociology-Anthropology. I’m the moderator (‘mama-rator’) at the House of Peace & Justice, a very special place on campus, and you’re all welcome to come over and hang out. Even you, John, and the kiddies. As I mentioned, while not at OWU I am the nature gal at a ymca camp in Michigan, and spent last summer gloriously tramping around the woods with a bunch of cool kids, building shelters, stalking wild turkeys, snakes, raspberries, and possums, and hunting for citrus ants (to eat) and deer bones, of which we found many. When I graduate I’m going up to Alaska for a while, maybe to work in the Tongass National Forest or Denali, and then sort of go wherever life takes me. Perhaps to do Environmental Ed. out west somewhere, perhaps to be a park ranger, perhaps to work for sustainable development in Honduras, perhaps to just travel around until I find a worthy and passionate grassroots organization to join and help along the cause of peace and justice in the bigger world. Well, that’s the dream anyway.
I had the fantastic and life-altering experience of living in Kobe, Japan for two years during my eighth and ninth grades (hence the user name), and was recently able to find my Japanese house on Google Earth, which impressed me, and also made me a little nostalgic. I’ve travelled a lot with my family, including to Seattle (I feel impelled to mention my Seattle experience). We flew in from Japan at the start of one summer to pick up an RV and drive down the west coast, because we just loooooove gasoline, and we happened to be in Seattle for the opening of the Experience Music Project. That is one very very cool and creative place, and we saw the Eurythmics for free. I also met my first hitchhikers- two young women who had hitched up from San Jose- though now I know many. But those are other stories for another day.
See you all Wednesday, if not before. By the way, if you love the Big Lebowski, you are certainly a friend of mine.