Sin's A Good Man's Brother
I admit it; I'm a little stressed.
There's a lot going on right now. The revolution is headed into uncharted waters. My life is taking unexpected turns into unknown territory. Business is booming. It's also cold as hell out here, and we're running out of wood.
There's a lot going on.
Politically the season is officially on. I've been doing some work with a couple of old cohorts on Future Majority. It's principally the creation of Mike Connery and Alex Urevick, who I know through MFA, and through hanging out while I lived Brooklyn, etc. We're pretty close, and I've started helping get the site really cooking as a project for Chapter Three.
This is going to be an interesting cycle. The way I see it there are three strong challengers from the Democratic field, and any one of them (Clinton, Edwards or Obama) could win, and there are plenty of lesser-known possibilities who could come up and surprise everyone. The question is who do we want to send?
My sense is that the real action this year is issue based, rather than candidate based activism. This lets us tie in with Speaker Pelosi's Congress, and to push the potential candidates into creating stronger and more powerful campaigns.
It's a lot of work. There's a lot going on.
Personally I've made some steady progress. Since I am my own ride into town, I've made it to the gym for two weeks straight. This is a good thing.
However, I've yet to effectively branch out into public life here, although I am getting a feel for town. Walked around and checked a few places out on Friday. It was early (I was killing time waiting for Mark to finish his Lifeguard shift) so nothing much was happening, but it did feel good to be my own presence in the world.
I'm set on living here for a while yet. There's a good thing going for me, even if it is a bit lonely. It's nothing I can't handle.
It's a long life, and who knows what opening myself up to the local scene will bring? There could be some great Gonzo shit in this (already is, actually). Some room to spread out at least.
Maybey, there doesn't have to be a final showdown between my big ambitions and my rural lifestyle. There might even be some cramazing Hegelian synthesis (who said it? I said it!). We'll see about that.
Yes, there's a lot going on. It's a lot of work, but it's nothing I can't handle.
Believe in the divinity of yr forward momentum.