Well, a LONG overdue HELLO! :) For those of you longtime readers of this blog, you might remember me having left at the beginning of last summer for a 4,000-mile bike ride. And - unbelievably, miraculously - I made it! For ten weeks I and forty other students took a cycling tour from Austin, TX, to Anchorage, Alaska, in order to raise hope and awareness on behalf of the American Cancer Society. A HUGE success! Everyone made it from start to finish, and we raised a little under $300,000! Not bad for a rowdy band of college kids. (For more information & photos of the journey, go to www.texas4000.org. The 2007 team is about to hit the road.)
For the past year, it's been textbooks & lecture halls for me, but now I want to get back to blogging and I look forward to offering my two cents - and then some - over the next few weeks/months.
To begin: How do you feel about the pro-age Dove ad campaign? I am still developing my own opinion. On the one hand, I understand why some women (and men) are concerned that it promotes immodest exposure. On the other, I understand why it's important we celebrate all body types - and that in this era of such high competition for attention in advertising, it takes a dramatic, unexpected display (of skin?) to make people listen. What do you think? Sway me!