I’m currently living in Portland, Oregon — without internet access, a desk, or a bed! It is quite an experience moving to a new city, and it’s only starting to sink in. I appreciate all the friends who have been checking in and updating me on what you all are doing. Living in a new place with few friends is exciting, daunting, lonely, challenging, but perhaps the greatest feeling is that of new opportunity and new beginnings.
I’ve been continuing to ‘dig’ stories and update my ‘status’, which is all syndicated on the right column. Until then, I’ll be trying to put together a desk, try to get some internet going (WHY, oh WHY, do we not have more than 2 options when considering high-speed internet?!), and get back to some writing.
Please remember to vote! We recently stayed with some new friends in Missoula, Montana, who are supporting Sponge-Bob Squarepants for president. I’ll leave you with Gene’s news alert:
Since you’ve been here I’ve taken over the regional directorship of the write in campaign for Mr. Squarepants. Perhaps you can spread the word a bit via your connects?
I recall the Presidential campaign of 1952 when Pogo, (the opossum from the Walt Kelly strip), ran against Ike as a write in. Pogo garnered over 250,000 votes! Sponge Bob can surpass that amazing record, even though he is no match for Pogo’s extraordinary depth and insight. I admit Sponge Bob is the very definition of insipid. But he’s my candydate and I’ll dive the seas for him.