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Friday, July 30, 2010

Laramie Project & LOIS!

It's been so long since I've updated, but I have a lot to show and tell you. I went to the Holocaust Museum- almost a month ago- to see The Laramie Project (a play about the Matthew Shepard story). The Mayor of Houston introduced Judy Shepard (Matt's mom), and she gave a nice introduction to the play. It was a very interesting play that Judy explained most accurately portrays the events that happened to her son. Below is a photo of our Mayor & Judy.

4 Letters- LOIS! I went to see the corpse flower, Lois, at the Museum of Natural Science. We bought our tickets during the day that we were planning to go. We bought tickets to see her at 10pm (as the museum was open 24 hours a day to see Lois), we arrived at 9:45pm, and we waited an hour to see her. She wasn't half as stinky as I thought that she was going to be!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Judy Shepard

Last night I went to Judy Shepard's book signing and talk. She is remarkable. If you don't recoginze her name, you might recognize her son's name: Matthew Shepard. He was "the gay twenty-one-year-old University of Wyoming college student" who was beaten and left hanging on a fence in 1998. It is such a tragic story. Since his death, she has created a foundation to help educate people on diversity and acceptance. Most impressive, she's working on a couple more books right now- one of letters that she has received and a childrens book. She explained that she has received over 100,000 emails and over 10,000 letters about her son. She gave a fascinating talk about Matt, her foundation, and her personal feelings on forgiveness.

I started to read her book last night, and it's really great. I highly recommend it.

I'm going to see her talk again this weekend at the Holocaust Museum, as she will speak before the showing of the Laramie Project (an HBO movie that was made to show the Matthew Shepard story).

Thursday, July 1, 2010


The past couple of weeks have been very scary for my cousin Eric and the family. After having ACL surgery, he came home for recovery. Less than a week into his recovery, he was hospitalized for chest pain (which we found out was a blood clot). After being put on blood thinners for a few days, he was hospitalized again (which we found out was internal bleeding). He's had a couple of surgeries and blood transfusions, and he is now out of ICU. It seems as though he's starting his recovery (finally). Please keep your prayers with him, as he's going to have a long road ahead of him.