March 30, 2004

"Not Everyone Deserves a Trial"

Lately I have not had much to say on this weblog because it seems very few things get me emotional enough to express my feelings to everyone who wants to know. What got me to write this time is a story from the Philadelphia Daily News about a little girl, Destiny Wright, that was strangled, raped, and killed by a twenty year old man.

This is not much to say besides the fact that, that guy is an animal and should get strangled, raped and beat just like he did to the innocent six year old. I am a person to always say "There's two sides to a story", but def. not when it involves little children. I do not understand why the are giving this dirtball a trial. He doesn't deserve one and no one should be defending him. I do not want to hear that he displayed "a lack of thought" because I do not care. There is no explanation for what he did. Some things are just wrong no ifs ands or buts. I do not know the family that had to face this tragic event but if I were them I would shot that guy right in his face. I am sorry if I upset anyone but I am not sorry that I feel this way.

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March 11, 2004

"It's all about the Kid"

There are millions of crimes that occur each day in the United States that are commited. I read my local newspaper everyday and each day it seems to get worse and worse. The big story that has made the front cover of the Philadelphia Daily News for almost the past week has been about a little girl that was "dead" from a fire that happened in her home when she was only ten days old. This happened six years ago. There was no death certificate issued and the mother insisted that the baby was kidnapped. With new facts now and the "miraculous" reappearance of the baby girl, now six, it was clear she was kidnapped, but six years ago, no one knew and everyone let it go. There were many investigations done, but there was no final conclusion as to whether the baby was kidnapped or if she got cremated during the fire. What I don't understand is how did that happen? The mother said that she never believed her baby was dead. She always thought someone kidnapped her. I do not have an education on how to solve crime but I do have some common sense. What seems weird to me is that as soon as the woman, Corres, came to the door asking for help with her car that is when the "father" went outside to see what was wrong with the car that was when the house caught on fire. Which, definetly could happen, but why wasn't that lady questioned? Why did the mother accept that her baby was dead when she said she knew differently all along. And the next thing that bothers me is I know a mother has a "motherly instinct", but I find it hard to believe that Cuevas immediately knew it was her daughter when she saw her at a party and ripped hair out of her head. That seems a little crazy to me. I just can't piece it all together. Like I said before it could of happened, but what are the chances. Something is missing. Everything is just not adding up. It just bothers me because now the child is confused on what is happening. She has two names, two mothers, a whole different family and she probably can not even understand her biological mother when she is talking. Cuevas speaks little English, mostly Spanish and the child speaks no Spanish only English. No matter what Corres is wrong for doing what she did. But I think it is the city's fault also for letting a situation like that get so out of control. No one os thinking about that child and what a long, confusing life she will lead. And that is what makes me think, "Isn't all supposed to be about the kid?"

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March 9, 2004

Flash Fiction

Ok Well I finally read and understood what flash Fiction is about! Also, with help from Jay :) My main problem was I didn't know that it was supposed to be a story...lol.. Ok so here's my first attempt at Flash fiction!

She woke up with the telepohone ringing.
She picked it up and her the Leiutenant's voice saying, "Mrs. Parker, I'm sorry."
The next day she started making funeral arrangements but couldn't bring herself to it. All she could think, "Her son wasn't here, He chose A life in the Army."

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March 4, 2004

The Diamond Age

When I started reading, "The Diamond Age" by Neal Stephenson. I was so confused. I had no idea what I was reading. I thought and I still think that was probably the hardest book that I ever had to read. After I read the first hundred pages I had no idea what anything was about, but I had the characters figured out sort of.
The most interesting thing in the book I thought was the relationship between Nell and Harv. Even when I did not understand what was happening with the story line I always knew and was interested in Nell and Harv's relationship. I found myself flipping forward to find out where the next chapter was when the author chose to write about them again.

In a way I think that is what the author was trying to do. Because it is very clear that Nell's life is miserable, but yet Harv is there for her to help her and defend her and be everything that she needs him to be. It kind of reminds me of the movie "Schindler's List." Only because in the middle of the movie the producer makes a little girl appear in a red dress when everything and everyone else is in black and white.
I think that The Diamond Age was worth all of the confusion and stress that it added! I loved the beginning, middle, and ending. One negative comment that I am going to make is that I did not like how at the ending Miranda and Nell just found eachother and showed no emotion towards one another when we know that there were deep feelings of attachment that they had felt towards one another. But my final conclusion is that I would def. recommend it to any person that asked my opinion on it. Great Story....The author is a genius!!!

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March 1, 2004

Spring Break!!

Well I just recently got back from going home over Spring Break. Throughout the whole time I came to Seton Hill I never really got homesick. Because in the beginning I was excited about coming here and the school was everything that I ever wanted it to be, so there wasn't must room for homesickness. Then there was Fall break but it was too cold to go out and I had alot of homework to do so I went home and then came back nothing fun. And then I had Thanksgiving Break, but I wasn't home much so I never really had time to get back into my old life. And then there was the month break that we had for Christmas, but that was TOO long so I was anxious to go back to school.
Now, here is the catch. Over Spring Break I had about 10 days to go home and get back into the way things used to be back at home. It was nice and sunny and all of my friends were out and I went to parties and had such a good time hanging out with my friends again and my family was great and everyone got along. When it came Monday and I had to go back to school it was the first time I felt like crying! It was the first time that I actually thought about how much I missed everyone. I still love Seton Hill and Angela...lol...but I can't wait to go home for the summer! When my dad was driving me to the train station I said, "Papa I can't wait till May cause then I'll be home for good! and my dad said, "Gi, the worst part about leaving you up at school was I know now that you'll never be home for good!" Now tell me how sad that was! I guess it's the truth, but most people do not realize it. So that's my sad, but happy Spring Break Story.

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