Daniel Pearl and I / by Braden Williams

Back in second grade, right after 9/11, I had an assignment, I don't remember what the assignment was, but it was some sort of current events thing. All I remember is the photograph above, and the basic story, a kidnapped journalist, who has a wife and child at home. This memory stuck with me for a while, and it wasn't until recently that I decided that tracking down who it was, it turned out to be Daniel Pearl, was something worthwhile. I find this really interesting, way back when I was 7 years old, the article I happened to pick out of the paper for a current events assignment, was one about a captured war correspondent. I probably over-emphasize this, but, I think it's telling about my current career aspirations, and it's interesting that I don't really know where this interest comes from, even before this assignment. I don't really know where this post is going, I just thought that if nothing more than coincidental that it was interesting.