Wednesday, June 20, 2007
The "A" Word
"Judd Apatow's "Knocked Up," a raunchy comedy in a cinema near you, turned abortion into the "A" word, in league with the "N" word and other epithets so taboo as to be bracketed off from regular speech.
This is a particularly pointed attack on choice given the central drama of the movie. This is not a movie called "Let's Have a Baby" or the "Blessed Event."
This is a movie called "Knocked Up," which means it's a head-on encounter with an unwanted, unplanned pregnancy where a termination would at least be given some consideration. But instead abortion is treated as unmentionable."
Read the article here.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Tucked away behind chemical storage tanks in Port Allen, Kauai, is this unusual beach. It looks dingy from far away, and there was a creppy abandoned car with it's windsheild smashed in at the entrance...but on close inspection, the entire stretch is littered with beautiful pieces of sea glass and worn bottle caps. This phenomenon came about because it's the site of a former dump. Gross as that sounds, it was really neat and wins the award for the most surprising cool thing to see on Kauai.
Again, from the church in Kapa'a. I like the idea of bulls as angels. It looks like he's delivering an important envelope!
Graveyard at Church in Kapa'a, Kauai
View From Hanakapi'ai Beach in Kauai
We just returned for a two week stay in Kauai, Hawaii on Sunday. While there, Dave, my Mom and I hiked four miles of the Kalalau trail up the Na'Pali coast. We intended on hiking eight miles, but had to cut it short due to the muddy and dangerous conditions. This beach is two miles in and was our turn-around point. We didn't go in the water due to poor swimming conditions, but the non-sand portion is covered with gigantic pebbles that remind me of dinosaur eggs and give the whole area a pre-historic vibe.