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Zanzibar
Age. 37
Gender. Female
Ethnicity. that of my father and his father before him
Location Altadena, CA
School. Other
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The Link To Zanzibar's Past
This is my page in the beloved art community that my sister got me into:

Samarinda

Extra points for people who know what Samarinda is.
The Phases of the Moon Module
CURRENT MOON
Croc Hunter/Combat Wombat
My hero(s)
Only My Favorite Baseball Player EVER


Aw, Larry Walker, how I loved thee.
The Schedule
M: Science and Exploration
T: Cook a nice dinner
W: PARKOUR!
Th: Parties, movies, dinners
F: Picnics, the Louvre
S: Read books, go for walks, PARKOUR
Su: Philosophy, Religion
The Reading List
This list starts Summer 2006
A Crocodile on the Sandbank
Looking Backwards
Wild Swans
Exodus
1984
Tales of the Alhambra (in progress)
Dark Lord of Derkholm
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
The Lost Years of Merlin
Harry Potter a l'ecole des sorciers (in progress)
Atlas Shrugged (in progress)
Uglies
Pretties
Specials
A Long Way Gone (story of a boy soldier in Sierra Leone- met the author! w00t!)
The Eye of the World: Book One of the Wheel of Time
From Magma to Tephra (in progress)
Lady Chatterley's Lover
Harry Potter 7
The No. 1 Lady's Detective Agency
Introduction to Planetary Volcanism
A Child Called "It"
Pompeii
Is Multi-Culturalism Bad for Women?
Americans in Southeast Asia: Roots of Commitment (in progress)
What's So Great About Christianity?
Aeolian Geomorphology
Aeolian Dust and Dust Deposits
The City of Ember
The People of Sparks
Cube Route
When I was in Cuba, I was a German Shepard
Bound
The Golden Compass
Clan of the Cave Bear
The 9/11 Commission Report (2nd time through, graphic novel format this time, ip)
The Incredible Shrinking Man
Twilight
Eclipse
New Moon
Breaking Dawn
Armageddon's Children
The Elves of Cintra
The Gypsy Morph
Animorphs #23: The Pretender
Animorphs #25: The Extreme
Animorphs #26: The Attack
Crucial Conversations
A Journey to the Center of the Earth
A Great and Terrible Beauty
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Dandelion Wine
To Sir, With Love
London Calling
Watership Down
The Invisible
Alice in Wonderland
Through the Looking Glass
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
The Host
The Hunger Games
Catching Fire
Shadows and Strongholds
The Jungle Book
Beatrice and Virgil
Infidel
Neuromancer
The Help
Flip
Zion Andrews
The Unit
Princess
Quantum Brain
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
No One Ever Told Us We Were Defeated
Delirium
Memento Nora
Robopocalypse
The Name of the Wind
The Terror
Sister
Tao Te Ching
What Paul Meant
Lao Tzu and Taoism
Libyan Sands
Sand and Sandstones
Lost Christianites: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew
The Science of God
Calculating God
Great Contemporaries, by Winston Churchill
City of Bones
Around the World in 80 Days, by Jules Verne
Divergent
Stranger in a Strange Land
The Old Man and the Sea
Flowers for Algernon
Au Bonheur des Ogres
The Martian
The Road to Serfdom
De La Terre � la Lune (ip)
In the Light of What We Know
Devil in the White City
2312
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Red Mars
How to Be a Good Wife
A Mote in God's Eye
A Gentleman in Russia
The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism
Seneca: Letters from a Stoic
The Juanes Module


Juanes just needed his own mod. Who can disagree.
Senior Year Starts
Saturday. 9.3.05 3:31 pm
Well, my computer is broken. Time for exile in the library. Life is complicated now. It seems like the opposite of freshman year. Instead of everyone getting together, everyone is breaking up. I don't want to get together with anyone, because at the end of the year I'll just have to break it off anyway. Sure, that means I miss out on 9+ months of possible good relationship time just because of a far-off inevitability, but I'm busy. I have stuff to do. Fellowships, grad school, thesis. I'd have to spend a lot of time ignoring/avoiding him to get everything done. The relationship probably wouldn't be good enough to be worth it anyway.

Seems like everybody's breaking up
Does anybody ever stay in love?





I think there is this inevitable period that people must go through when they realize that not everyone thinks as they do. Not everyone out there has the same code of honor. Not everyone out there has the same definition of a lie.
It is a harsh awakening to realize that people in this world are not ever completely good or completely evil, and sometimes it's very hard to separate the two. What if you know your friend to be a good person, and you like him very much, but you also know that he does evil things to other people which seem to be completely incongruous with his character as you know it? Do you berate him for his actions? Seems too preachy. Who am I to judge. Leave the judging to God. Do you try and change him? Seems too manipulative, and at the end, probably fruitless. People can't be changed. Do you cease being friends with him? Seems as if in that case you are abandoning him, he who could have been bettered is now left only to those who have no principles and the more he is with them, the more like them he will become. Do you continue to be his friend, keeping in the back of your mind his evil deeds and knowing that no matter what good friends you are, you should never completely trust him with your soul?
Ah, but a friendship without trust.......

........what kind of friendship is that?
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