Archive for February, 2008


February 9, 2008 1 comment

Hello faithful readers. Sorry i haven’t written anything of note for a while and i still am not. I’m just not feeling it but i thought i would at least throw some updates at you. 1. I voted, lightning didn’t strike and i even felt pretty good about it, the barackmonster took Missouri in a close race and i felt good about it. they made me show ID at the polls even though i distinctly recall the courts throwing out the ID requirements. hmmm. 2. I decided to keep my nose on the grindstone, so no fantasy vacation in the immediate future. 3. I started my agency’s Freedom from Smoking thing, i saw my doctor and got a chantix prescription, let the dreaming begin. this time i am going to keep a dream diary, might give me something to post about, except my dreams tend to be banal. My quit date is 2/26 and i feel pretty good about my chances. My company is going to pay for my chantix, feed me luch weekly while i talk about quitting and get me a gym membership. 4. work is going a little better, my boss has finally learned to say no to referrals that we can’t handle, we have been interviewing potential new case managers and she is trying to clean house a little before handing over the reigns. 5. I got a possible lead on a new-old job that i don’t want to go to far on in a public forum, but it would be a nice change. 6. I am into the middle of season 3 watching Lost (watching tv, voting, staying at a job more than a year i hope i am not losing my edge). 6. i’ve been walking again, i’m up to 10 miles a week and pushing it up each week. On that note, its time to walk home. peace.

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43 & 0

February 4, 2008 Leave a comment

Yesterday I drove by some Hillary supporters waving signs, many were honking and I did not. I haven’t voted for a long time, its not really my thing, i believe in and actualize direct democracy. But I kind of felt bad seeing those earnest women and next time I will honk and wave and show some support because all of my beliefs about the folly of the electoral system and not wanting to further the Clintonian dynasty are overwhelmed by 43 & 0. After all I am a white man living in a white man’s land and the system is what it is and needs to be broken. One step to that is ending the lockout of women and people of color. Tomorrow is Super Tuesday and I believe I am going to haul my anarchist ass down to the Ashland VFW hall and cast a ballot for Barack Obama. I liked his book (at least the first 4 chapters), he’s for the abolition of nuclear weapons (unseen in policy circles since Reagan), he has a basic liberal agenda I find less unpalatable than the alternatives, he appears the best candidate to unite our divided country and more importantly this divided world, but mostly because of 43 & 0.

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