Sunday, June 25, 2006
At left we have Mattie, quite possibly the only spaniel on Earth who loathes getting wet, who could hardly wait to cool off in a watering hole at our condo complex. This was after an hour's hike along nearby trails in atypical steamy San Diego weather. At right, she sits high and mighty, pausing for a break halfway through our romp.
For an upcoming story i am working on, i attended a "24-hour Relay for Life" yesterday and today. The race consisted of teams of people walking around a college track to raise money for cancer research. (And i hope not testing on animals, but that's another whole story.)
It was a little difficult to interview the team i covered, a group of teen-agers and their parents. They were walking for the sister of a girl on a local high school field hockey team who passed away after a 5-year-battle with cancer this past February. The girl who died was only 12.
Sometimes i wonder if i'm strong enough to write stories like this because they are so emotionally draining... but awareness of things like this is important, and that's one reason why i chose journalism...