October 29, 2003

And my opinion is.......

Dr Jerz asked for my opinion of what i researched, well you got it....

Initially, i wasn't planning to use single parent and two parent families as the topic for my term project, but now i am really interested in it, so i think i am going to. However, i will dive deeper into it, not only using statistics but quotes as well, and looking at other groups such as: single fathers, teens, gay couples, as well as single mothers. Also, i will try to interview a single parent, or maybe more than one, to discuss the differences, and perhaps i will interview a two parent family as well. Dr. Jerz also asked for the best comments and suggestions i received, i have included those as well as my response to them, and the website where i got the information in my report.

**Paul Crossman suggested that "Lori, I think you would need to become a single mother to get some good first hand experience. It would be uber interesting then...I would read it. Well, Paul, I do think that would make for a great paper, you're right, it would be uber interesting, with all of the experience i would be able to place in it. Unfortunately, i am not about to have a child, and Paul, really, a child takes nine months to come into this world, in nine months i will be working my butt off, and school will be over for this year, how would my child pertain to my journalsim term project then? Perhaps i will just borrow someone elses child, or maybe i could just interview a single mother?

**Mindy suggested i add postive aspects to the story. "It seemed that all of the facts looked dwon upon single mothers rather than showing success." I think that is a good comment and a good suggestion, however, i don't agree with you. I do not think the article looked down on single mothers at all, it just showed the effects, it said nothing about it being bad, or unethical, or wrong, it just showed effects. I would love to add more success stories, but that wouldn't really prove my point that single parent families differ from two parent families, but perhaps i could, and i will try, thats a great comment, thank you.

These are the two comments i found the most interesting, the rest pretty much suggested what i said when Dr. Jerz asked me what i would change. And here is the long awaited website.

Posted by Lori Rupert at 06:35 PM | Comments (6)

October 20, 2003

And I haven't seen talk of it in ages.......

In chapter one of it ain't necessarily so, I came across two topics which i haven't seen recogniton of in ages......

Upon reading IANS, I took interest in the topics of aids, and crimes rates. Reading the articles about both, i got to thinking. I haven't seen articles about either in the newspaper lately. I am pretty sure there is still discoveries being made about aids, but there has been no news coverage of them that i have seen. To me, that means the authors point of view is still believable because he was saying that only bad things about aids are reported and if nothing bad has happened, maybe thats why it hasn't been reported. Same goes with the crime statistics, i haven't seen many of those either, but perhaps its because they have only gone down instead of up? That also would prove the authors point of observation is still correct.

Posted by Lori Rupert at 10:29 AM | Comments (1)

October 15, 2003

No more blondes?

Hmmm....see this entry would have been done before this morning, however, we have had no internet access in brownlee since about four friday, which is whenever i got back from work and was going to do my assignment....so i had to do it this morning in the computer lab between classes.....nonetheless here it is.

Upon reading the article about blondes dying out in two hundred years, I have formulated an opinion. I don't know if this discovery really matters much to anyone but blondes...sorry girls and boys. Why does it matter if someone has blonde hair or not? Won't they still be the same person just with a different hair color? It would be the same as dying your hair, my friend back home just dyed her hair dark brown, but shes still the same person. Two people will still have their baby, with the same personality traits, just not blonde hair. The kid will still be their little cutesy pie only the little schmoopkin will have brown hair instead of blond. And also, just because two parents do not have blond hair, doesn't mean their kids won't. The parents may house the recessive genes from their parent. A child can still get the gene if only one parent has it, their hair will not be blonde but they will still house the gene and if they marry someone else who houses the gene...what do you know? A blonde baby. People will still dye their hair blond, people will still dye it from blonde, is natural blonde hair really an issue or was someone just itching to write a stupid news story? Its interesting to have discovered this, but why is it news? Discoveries are made every day that are not put in the news, why is this one so special? Hmmm..blonde hair, brown hair, red hair, still the same person, whys the color make a difference? Just as someones skin color is not important, someones hair color shouldn't be either.

Posted by Lori Rupert at 10:21 AM | Comments (0)

October 01, 2003

Born to be wiiillldddd....

Ok you are definitely going to find this really weird, but i promise, its amusing, yes i know i am a dork, but i am proud of myself....yay!

Tonight I went to NTB and Giant Eagle, all by myself. Well, Colleen was with me but I drove. See the exciting thing about this is I drove. Ok, you still don't get it do you? I drove on Route 30. I am from Avonmore, the country, hicksville, the place where when you state its name people look at you and go huh? Its miniscule and it has nice two lane roads, that go both ways, you know, the ones with the yellow lines down the center? Not the confusing two lane one ways and four lane two ways we have here. Having not grown up around here, I was a little afraid to drive, as i do not know my way around. The fact of my accident only added to my slight fear(if you don't know, please don't ask). But today, Colleen and I went to National Tire and Battery, where I got new tires for my car by the way, and to Giant Eagle. I didn't get into any accidents, I didn't get lost, and I didn't come close to any accidents. I was so proud of myself. Yay, I drove on Route 30. Hey, I warned you this would be really weird...but you clicked to continue so its your fault you read it! One can't help being proud of themselves even when it is for something really strange and off the wall....but at least I am brave enough to throw myself out to all of the criticism I may receive, not many people will do that.

Posted by Lori Rupert at 11:51 PM | Comments (7)