Friday, May 30, 2008

Volver...

Some of you may have noticed my conspicious absence from the blogosphere. I have been drowning in life, and I have had no time to post any blogs, and little time to respond to any posts on my favorite sites. I am now getting a bit more free time, so hopefully you will see some more blogging from me. For now, here's a clip of one of the pieces of life that has been keeping me busy.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

This will definitely solve the problem.

This is a story that has been unfolding here in New Mexico for a couple of weeks, and it has been pissing me off the whole time.

Clifford Gutierrez had sexually "groped" several women, young girls and at least one young boy. In a bizarre plea deal, jail time was deferred so that the offender could move away and register as a sex offender.

Hmmm....so the only reason that this criminal assaulted these victims was because they lived in the same town. Yeah, and this criminal is not going to ever "grope" anyone ever again, because he was compelled to by those specific victims in his hometown.

Sounds a bit like blaming the victim to me.

And what's more, the judge doesn't seem to take the safety of the residents of Bernalillo or Sandoval counties into consideration. He is just dumping this problem out of his jurisdiction.

Thanks.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Moving On

My family will soon be leaving the "sprawling metropolis" in the center of The Land of Enchantment.

I am very nervous. We are moving back to (or near) my hometown. This is a move that I have talked about ever since graduating from college, but now that it is real, it seems like a brand new idea. Now I am confronted with grown up dilemmas. How do we sell our house in a sinking market? How do we buy a house out of town? What if we have to rent? What will we do with the dogs? Where will I find reliable childcare? What if the zombies come?

As usual, when I am confronted with stressful situations, I spin out of control. I am trying to finish out the school year with my students, but I am distracted by another life change (last year it was pregnancy). I have learned how to focus a bit more, though, so I think everything will be fine.

I will continue to update about the move. I'm sure with the bossy help from my sister, everything will go smoothly. ;) (love ya Amanda)

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Farmington, NM, United States
Old enough to know better, young enough to change.