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09 May 2011

Spring 2011: Finals Over, Still Missing Reiko, Module Tomorrow

Okay folks we've got three bits for updates:

Made it through another semester, this one was by far the most difficult. There has been so much going on in the world and in my life, so much tragedy, yet, even in the peek of tragedy I see much to be thankful for, much to smile about, and much left to do. We cannot overcome death, but we can work together to improve everyone's quality of life.

I still have not heard from Reiko Muller, my friend I believe to be in Japan. I have scoured videos and pictures from Japan hoping to see her walking by or somewhere in the background. To no avail. I wont stop looking. And, if anyone knows her or if anyone has been contacted by her, please leave me a comment, send me an email, just let me know she and her little girl are alive.

Tomorrow the Gay Politics Module begins. This will be the final module taught by Dr. Rodney Grunes at Centenary College of Louisiana. I'm excited to be able to attend his last module, and saddened that a man who has done so very much for educating the community about LGBTs is retiring. I'm also honored to have spoken at his last four modules and to have been asked to speak again at this last module. Eventually (read as this summer) my CV will be updated with all kinds of awesomeness!

My friends, that's all for now.
Monique Finley

(*Update 17 Dec 2011: hadn't updated this post, my bad. Good news though not confirmed by sight. Was told Reiko was not in Japan at the time of the March 2011 tsunami and nuclear meltdown. So happy she's alright. Still worried about her family and all the Japanese people, especially since the nuclear reactors can't be move from the fault lines at Fukishma, which means thought they haven't won the battle, they're still under threat of an even worse catastrophe. Stay strong Japan).

1 comment:

  1. Hope you aced all your finals and are one step closer to where you wanna be, Mo! Remember, tho, just because I left AC (or "AC left me"?) doesn't mean we have to say goodbye! You are an exceptional human being, and of course I wish you well in whatever you do. It is precisely why I disdain groups and cliques; even with the inevitable rejection and ridicule I knowingly face for leaving any given fishbowl, I would not get to meet exceptional folks with a different outlook on things, and THAT, my friend, is what keeps life from being so boring and ordinary! Peace out, Mo!


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