I was heartbroken to hear that CBS news chief foreign correspondent was sexually assaulted and beaten as she covered Egypt’s political unrest. Her “60 Minutes” segments always fascinated me, and she’s part of the reason I decided to go forward with study abroad and international travel in college.
Logan has been a huge journalism hero of mine for several years, so I literally felt sick when my colleague Will broke the news to me. I feel bad that he had to be the one to tell me what had happened, and he definitely wasn’t thrilled to be the messenger.
I commend Logan’s bravery, and that goes for her willingness to report all over the Middle East. I don’t think I will ever acquire the courage to do what she’s been doing. I doubt she’s given up on foreign reporting, although she’ll probably take it down a notch for her children and husband’s sake.
I wrote a short news blurb on Logan the other day and received an odd note from a reader, who wrote, “Laura, I am so sorry to hear about what happened to you in Egypt. You’re in my prayers.”
It’s beyond creepy to get a message like that, and it’s my hope that this man was merely confused and mixed up “Lara” with “Laura.” With that said, I welcome his prayers. I will always accept good energy and the Lord’s blessings.
D.C. has been warm lately, so when I watch the UA basketball game from a bar later on today, I’ll wear one of my favorite sundresses. My mom is coming to visit D.C. next week, so hopefully she won’t freeze in the 50 degree weather.
As the spring nears, I want to take another trip out west. This time, I’ll venture to southern California and my hometown in addition to Tucson. That won’t be until at least April, but hopefully I can make it out to all three locations so I can visit with both family and college friends. Now that my sister lives in Italy, I’d like to see her sometime soon, too. I don’t think I’ve ever loved anywhere as much as I love Rome. Of course, I adore Paris and Cannes, but let’s not kid ourselves, the Italians are much more demonstrative and talkative than the French.