Thursday, March 29, 2007

*cough* *cough* *cough*

Dang, it's sure dusty around here.

I can't believe iit's been over two years since I've done this.

I also can't believe they didn't delete this blog for non-activity.

So it's nearly 2:00am and I'm sitting here wide awake and desperately trying to do anything but log in to work remotely. And so it goes that I'm loading more of my CD collection for my iPod. Wonderful little gizmo.

I'm up to the non-Yes Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, and Howe lineup. Next on deck will be The Moody Blues. Makes the work day go so much more smoothly when I can pop in the earbuds and just tune out all of those around me.

What an amazing (in many ways) and hellish (in so many more ways) ride it's been since I was last posting on here. I upped myself out of what could have been a solid but low paying teaching job in New York for a better paying but much more precarious situation in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.

So much to say politically that it's almost mind boggling trying to decide where to begin.

Following the general trend in last November's election, New York state took a well-deserved jump toward the blue side of things. Finally, after twelve long years Gov. Pataki exited the stage and was replaced by the quite popular former Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. In telephone conversations with my mother I've heard some complaints so he must be doing a good job. I've always found my way-too-right-leaning parents were a good barometer of which politicians I should pay more attention to.

I'd also like to say that we scored another one by replacing the entrenched Congressman Sherwood Boehlert in New York's 24th Congressional District with Democratic Congressman Mike Arcuri. Even though I was no longer in New York, I still did an internal happy dance over those two victories.

Now with an eye toward 2008, I'm throwing my support (as if there was ever any question) behind my former Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. I've been a Clinton supporter since I first saw Bill Clinton on the campaign trail prior to winning the Democratic nomination in 1992. I'm happy to report that I voted for him in the New York State Primary while he was still the number 2 in that race.

So on to more CDs and waiting (ugh) to go off to work.


A Siege of Herons