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August 30, 2010

What I see on my way to work

As many of you know, I drive 2 hours everyday. One hour to work, one hour to home.

As you can imagine, I see a lot of funny/interesting/weird/thought provoking/scary things:

Here's what I saw last week:

Because I drive so early, I do get to see the beginning of the day. It's very quiet on the island, and if I look to the right at the right moment, I can see the ocean. This is not terrible.
This also makes the winter easier. I actually get to see the sun break the horizon and it is beautiful. More pictures of that to come when it's winter and I'm in a terrible mood all the time.


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I have been a pacifist for my entire life, but for some reason, I keep on having to interact with the armed forces. About 90% of the work we do at the firm I work for is military work. So, I've had to interact with military and civilians in ways that I never thought I would. I have been able to put a face to the nameless faceless soldiers that I had all these preconceived notions about. I have been in barracks and super secret facilities and the Naval hospital. I have learned that marines are still people with hearts and hands like anyone else. Some of them are my friends. And because of where I live, I will see things like this periodically on the road. Now instead of seeing the tank, war and destruction....I see the people, and I wonder about their stories. Who knows what they're doing today, but I hope they have a good, safe one.

2 comments:

  1. Um...hi!!! You started a blog and it's fabulous!!!! Weeeeee :) Exciting!! xo

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  2. Hee hee! Thanks. We'll see how it goes. So far, it's been pretty fun.

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