And, yes, I DO take it personally: In case my one or two regular readers haven't already figured it out
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"Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it."
- Noam Chomsky
In case my one or two regular readers haven't already figured it out
i've pretty much had it... i've been blogging over four years, something which has required a daily commitment and a constant, enervating awareness of all the ghastly stuff that goes on in the world... ever the optimist, i had some peculiar notion that electing a candidate like barack obama might possibly make blogging a more pleasant experience... ah, well... now that i'm back in the u.s. after over five months outside the country, i'm just not sure i want to keep going with this, hence the unusual phenomenon of four days between posts... anywayz, i'm going to think things over... stay tuned, but don't hold your breath...