Thursday, May 28, 2009

ASCEND: a humanitarian alliance

I am currently interning at ASCEND alliance and one of our cute interns just got our main blog up and running so check it out here!!! It's a work in progress but you should be hearing a lot from all of the interns about current events in the humanitarian world as well as personal thoughts and feelings about the work we are doing.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Mad Lib written by the Hansen family a few miles from Lake Mead

On revisiting the waters for Memorial Day weekend, May 22 2009


If a story begins "Once upon a Lake Mead," you know you are about to read

a fairy Nevada. It is amazing how these speedy stories remain indelibly etched

in our hands. Who can forget "Snow Purple and the Seven Weeds," "Beauty

and the Thuro Bailey," or "Little Red Texting Hood?" Fairy tales introduced us

to the magical world of wicked boats; big, wanting wolves; stubby wizards;

and dwarfs who wore funny numbers. These remarkable stories taught us that

good always triumphs over Papa Mac and made us believe in the unsightly

power of a kiss. Why not? One good smack on the nipple could change a frog

into a handsome sky, enabling him to marry the moon of his dreams and live,

as is written in all these romantic stories, hotly ever after.