Wow, it's Tuesday already!
It's been sort of an uneventful week, and I enjoyed it. I feel like I'm drowning in homework, and thanks to the ever relentless flu, I have some make up work to do. Homework can be comforting at times; it makes me feel like I'm getting something done. Right now, I'm finishing up my international relations paper, which required me to read a book called, "Escape from Slavery
" and the paper relates some of the material to the current situation in Sudan. The book is a captivating story of a man who was enslaved at the age of 7 in Northern Sudan, and he is forced to work for a family for 10 years. What sets this novel apart from other books I've read on slavery is that this book is discussing a present day issue (Not to say that slavery in the past is not having an affect on anyone today). I think we usually speak of slavery as having taken place in the past, but we are forgetting the other parts of the world that still enslave people and treat them terribly. If anyone is interested in this book, I posted a link, and I know that it is also available at the MC Rockville bookstore.
Something else I'd like to discuss is Spring break. It feels oh so far away with the fresh snow we have, but it's actually coming up soon. Does anyone have any fun plans? I'm interested in some of the community service trips that I've been hearing about lately, called alternative Spring Breaks
. I know that MC had planned a trip with Habitat for Humanity and applications were due quite a while ago, but I want to find out if there is anything else going on. If anyone reading this has any suggestions, whether it be an MC trip or not, please let me know!