October 2006

October 26, 2006 // 0 Comments

Three days and three months ago, I stepped back onto American soil for the first time in nearly a year. Today marks the first day since that return that I finally feel that time is once again becoming more and more my own. Nearly one hundred days have gone by and most of them have not seen this blogs pages as intended. The time has been a mix of sleep and working to get to a level where my mind was finally able to keep focused long enough to begin what will be the difficult task of putting together the last year of my life and how (if) it changed me.Being back in the states is a struggle. With each passing day I realize more and more how this place is not accomodating to the traveller and how expensives our lives are. What I can´t seem to get to the bottom of is exactly why it is this way and exactly who is enjoying themselves this much where we all have to […]

October 11, 2006 // 0 Comments

Heres some links of current photos… Dont have time to post them yet… but soon. http://picasaweb.google.com/LiliferBehrends/Oktoberfesthttp://picasaweb.google.com/timothyhogg/LiliSFirstWeekTimothyHogg

Jack Johnson Interview at Washington State University

October 6, 2006 // 0 Comments

(This is from awhile ago, but I just found it online again, so I thought I would share) Jack Johnson Interviewby Timothy HoggI decided to become a journalist for days like this one. Media is a difficult business, but at times there are rewards like these that make it worthwhile. Enter Jack Johnson, a musician, filmmaker and former professional surfer that will play Washington State University on February 6th at 7:00pm.The following transcript is from an interview that I had the pleasure of doing with Johnson via phone from his home that he shares with his wife in Santa Barbara. When a journalist normally interviews a musician over the phone he writes a story from the notes. This would have cheated you, the reader, to what dynamics came out of the conversation. This is all Jack’s show, and he is just happy to be along for the ride.We last saw you in Pullman at the beginning of the semester, what has changed in the life of Jack Johnson?J.J.: Not too much. I […]

October 4, 2006 // 0 Comments

A moment to explore–Well, things seem to settling in nicely. Since returning back from China, I have been working about 60 hours on average at Microsoft in the SOC, which is the Service Operations Center, but it is essentially a NOC, which is Network Operations Center. I have been working on average about 60 hours a week, so I am not complaining about the overtime and the paychecks are finally coming in at a regular pace, which makes me climb slowly out of the massive debt I have accumulated over the last 4 years.I can’t say that I am overly happy to be back in the American rat race. I have been very bothered by all the nasty things that have been going on since my arrival and I am wondering why so much is happening at such a prosperous time.. and then, like most liberals, I look to the White house and see most of the blame.I keep coming back to the same thing, this society of ours is fucked up […]