I suppose I haven’t been around in a while. I’ve been working on freelance work and still have a way to go before finishing. I also have sustained my success at canvassing, which has certainly astonished (at least) me. I really have become a good canvasser within the last 3 months—I guess after 14 months of cumulative time spent as a canvasser, you pick a few things up. Surprisingly or not, the main determinant of success or failure is simply confidence.
I really don’t want to get into the issue of war here right now. Needless to say, I am still bitterly opposed to essentially every stated policy position of the Bush administration. I do have a few links I’ve been storing up, on that subject and others.
- U.S. Diplomat’s Letter of Resignation
- Fallacies and War
- Cool 2B Real: Beef marketers + pre-teen girls = trainwreck!
- John Taylor Gatto: a former award-winning teacher who feels the educational system essentially creates a state of slavery.
- Confessions of a Car Salesman: the evil Bizarro-world doppelgänger of canvassing. A fascinating read.
I joined this site called Friendster at my roommate’s invitation. No, you can’t download bootleg friends. But you can read what friends of friends (and friends of friends of friends) write about themselves. You can also compete with your friends to see who can invite more people to join. I worry about their server load, since they’re still in beta.
It’s really hard for things to be funny or interesting right now with so much fucked up shit happening all around us. I’d really like things to change. I’d like more of my friends here, too, please.
I am really looking forward to visiting Amber for a mini-road trip at the end of the month (no, I haven’t mentioned it here yet). I see that visit as a welcome oasis of relief from daily life.