Sunday, February 22, 2009

Blog 7

I read an article about change.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

blog 6

For my blog on hope I read an article called Police Follow New Leads in Search Missing Florida Girl. Haleigh Ann-Marie Cummings disappeared last week from her trailor home in Florida. Police now have new leads and are following them. This is about hope because the new leads have brought hope to the girls families and the people looking for her. It also brings hope to all of the other people who have someone that is missing in their lives. If they read this then they think that there is hope in finding the person who is missing. This reminds me of all of the missing people T.V. shows, like Without a Trace. When the person first goes missing, people don't have any hope. But throughout the show when they get closer to finding out what happened, people get more hope everytime they find something new out.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Blog 4

I read an article on how it is still uncomfortable between couples when the woman is the breadwinner. Society has gotten a lot better with gender equality, but when it comes to the sole provider, when women are it, things can get weird. It is fine between couples when both the man and women are bringing home money. It is even ok when the woman is making more money. One reason why this could be happening is because men have a sense of esteem (identity) associated with being the provider. Women feel like they have a double burden.

Dunleavey, M.P. "A Breadwinner Rethinks Gender Roles." The New York Times Jan. 27 2007. Feb. 10 2009. <>.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Blog 3

In Peeps by Scott Westerfeld, there are two cultures described that are different then ours. One culture is the parasite positive people. They get crazy and want to eat people. They also start to despise the things they used to love. For example, if they used to love elvis, the would suddenly not be able to look at anything associated with him. This is different from our culture because we don't hate the things we love. Another culture in the book is the carriers, or people who have the parasite without the crazy symptoms. The carriers have to hunt down everyone that they infected and send them out to a treatment center in Montana. They also can't ever kiss anyone who isn't infected, or else they would infect them. Also, they have to lie to everyone about them. The book also talks a lot about different parasites and how they live. All parasites have a final host that they try to get to. Sometimes they kill other things to get there, sometimes not. Peeps is a very good book so far and I would recommed it.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Blog 2

I am currently reading a book called Peeps by Scott Westerfeld. Cal is a 19 year old with a parasite that makes him a "Peep" or vampire. He is only a carrier of the parasite, but all of his old girlfriends are infected. Cal has to track down all of them before they create more peeps. Cal has overactive hormones, and has to control his thoughts at all times. Cal has to overcome his hormones. He also has to overcome his feelings towards his old girlfriends when he hunts them down. This reminds me of Twilight series. Bella, Edward and his family have to prevent other vampires from creating more vampires.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Blog 1

I read an article about how the state of Kentucky is dealing with all of the after affects of an ice storm. The ice storm hit Kentucky last Tuesday and Wednesday. A lot of people do not have electricity and water because of the storm. The governor of Kentucky is sending out the national guard to go from house to house to help people. So far 21 people have died because of this. This kind of reminds me of the tornado in Hugo this past summer, because after the tornado people also didn't have electricity or water.