chaskemp's journal 2008
(A journey through life)

Home #1, Journals: 2007.22007, 2006, Personal Page, Asia Trips 2005, 2006,2007, Asia Photos, Budget Guides to Southeast AsiaHong Kong, A Cottage Garden, Refugees, Israel & the Middle East, Haiphong Red Flamboyant, East Dallas Restaurants, Backpack, Home #2

2008 is here and this is a continuation of the journal I started in 2006. 

Here is David's site, and his current blog, Slow Movin' Dreams. I'm writing here for myself and anyone else who cares to read it. Wouldn't it be nice if someone would read these journals to me when I get old. 


There is a road, no simple highway,

Between the dawn and the dark of night,

And if you go, no one may follow,

That path is for your steps alone



1/7/2008 - D Magazine where "journalism" is for sale

Our local sell it all magazine, D Magazine, had a cover story titled "The Mexican Invasion." I wonder if they'll print my letter to the editor:


Mexicans. Today I was at the library and ran into a young Mexican woman I know. For more than a year she volunteered at the mission clinic where I also volunteer. She told me she got married a few weeks ago. Her husband is Mexican – and he is a Marine, back from Iraq and headed for Afghanistan. It reminded me of when I was in the Marine Corps long ago and learned some serious lessons about honor from a man named Cruz – a Mexican Indio and a man among men. Photo: Nancy, married to a United States Marine


I went to the big march in 2006, carrying a Marine Corps flag in honor of Cruz. A young man, also a former Marine invited me into the Cathedral Guadalupe.


All this self-righteous, deeply offended blathering on about, “But they’re illegal,” makes me sick.  



2008 began with a great 3.5 day backpacking trip to Big Bend National Park with Jeff - and more (God willing) to come. 


2007.2 Journal is here