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Beyond friendship: Relationships and their effects on us, Part 2

Beyond friendship: Relationships and their effects on us, Part 2

Apparently, my previous post wasn’t enough to convince some people that I’m not cynical. Just because they think I’m not as romantic as they are. Although, I don’t think I ever said I wasn’t romantic; I just happen to have very strong opinions about how I think male-female relationships of the romantic variety should work. I also […]

Single does not equal cynical: Relationships and their effects on us, Part 1

In the recent months, I’ve had the chance to take a real good look at the concept of relationships. I’m not just talking about the romantic variety, but also platonic and familial–so basically just ships in general (reference to Harry, if you didn’t know). What I’ve really had a good look at is how the different relationships we share […]

Olympic introspection: Am I more senistive than I thought?

Just like during the Superbowl, the Olympics are an opportunity for advertisers to really take advantage of the increase in viewers and pull out all the stops when it comes to the commercials they air during key viewing times. In their Go Wolrd campaign, the folks over at Visa have capitalized on this by celebrating the human accomplishments […]

China Gold at its best: Chinese win gold in Men’s All-Around Team Final in Gymnastics

The victory of China Gold has never been sweeter that won by the Chinese Men’s Gymnastics Team. Favored to win the gold, the Chinese entered the Beijing National Indoor Stadium with, maybe not the weight of the world, but at least the weight of a nation on their shoulders to bring home the gold. If you think that […]

Perfect 10 No More: A new era of scoring in gymnastics is here

The Men’s Gymnastics Team Final is starting in about an hour and for those of you just tuning in, I’m sure you will be confused to find that the perfect 10 is no longer there. For me–somebody who grew up and trained under that system–it’s been difficult trying to figure out the new scoring guide. So, […]

A little bit of work, a bit of play and a whole lot of travel: Days 3 and 3.5 of my trip to UNITY in Chicago

I am absolutely determined to finish my Chicago recaps today. That way, I’ll be able to start blogging about other stuff like the Olympics, because according to my stats, that seems to be what most people read here anyway. So here goes the last day and a half of my Chicagoan adventure. Day 3, Saturday July 26, […]

Big names, small world: Day 2 of my trip to UNITY in Chicago

I’ve decided that I’ve got issues and those of you who read me on a somewhat regular basis (hi Wynn!), probably agree. It is taking way too long to finish with my recaps of Chicago. So, I’m going to go over the last two and a half days of my trip in not-too-much detail. At […]

Journalism Immersion: Day 1 of my trip to UNITY in Chicago

Day 1, Thursday July 24, 2008 Today was my first convention day. I started out going to a plenary session about increasing diversity in both the newsroom and media. Panel members were: Felix Gutierrez, Professor of Journalism and Communication at the USC Annenberg School for Communication; Dori Maynard, President of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education; Mark Trahant, Editorial Page Editor of […]

From Emerald City to Windy City: Day 0.5 of my trip to UNITY in Chicago

Okay, so I know I said that I would try to blog about the UNITY convention while I was there, but there were only so many places where I could get free wireless–the lobby of my hotel being one of them. However, by the time I had the time to actually make use of the Internet, […]