A Model Citizen

Pondering big changes starting in September, beyond eating more ice-cream. I’m thinking of becoming a daily blogger, so I asked D-Rock if I should. His response was one of the finest emails I’ve ever received:

If you have the time to blog everyday, you living the life man?.I?m not wearing any underwear cause I haven?t done laundry in 2 weeks (I?m a busy guy)

I sometimes think I?m a bum cause I?m never home and there?s no food in my house and I haven?t done laundry in 2 weeks and than I think?fuck that shit Family Guy is on


After reading that, I can’t help but want to spend more time with young activist-professionals in DC.

I’m always preaching about busblog, because for me it’s the cat’s meow of the blogosphere. This week is an especially compelling one, at least I’ve been totally captivated by it, because of the “Last Days of Danielle.” Danielle being Tony Pierce’s favorite lunchmate and photo-model, who’s a great blogger and originally from NJ, I might add. Weird thing about blogging is that these people barely know I exist, and yet I’m going to miss Danielle. Futhermore, I find nothing lame about such feelings.

Onto more serious worldly type issues: South Ossetia, Georgia. Sound familiar? Perhaps not, but I’m already forseeing, according to the Moscow Times and other news analysis, that this will become a civil war. As usual there are outside interests involved, including the old standbys: Russia and the US. In this case Russia quietly supporting the idea of the region joining the Federation, and the US supporting the Georgian government in their attempt to assert themselves over what has long been an autonomous region. And of course, the key ingredient: lots and lots of arms trade, the illegal and legal flavors. Obviously I despise wars of any kind, and in this case I want outside mediation by neither of the two culprits who both have globs and globs of blood on their hands.

Somehow I found this photo of my nephew A-Ren on my server, so I had to share. He’s a bout three months old now, soon he’ll be moving out and finishing his masters degree. Ahhh how quickly time passes.

Today’s Music: Blink 182 – Self Titled