November 20, 2008

Luke and Darth: Episode VII

Luke doesn't recognize his father as a young ghost, thinks he's Yoda's lover.

November 11, 2008

The Other Side Will Never Die

We can't shut the opposition out or pretend the opposition doesn't exist. We have to live with them, and help them understand how to live with us.

FREE SHOW! If you're in Seattle Friday night, I'll be in a 3-piece suit, reading at the KNOCK Magazine release party. 7pm. Jewel Box Theater inside The Rendezvous. (I'm also opening for Jonathan Evison on December 11 - that one's free, too, and even includes free beer and an Appalachian wedding buffet.)

November 10, 2008

The Opposition Will Reappear

Let's watch out for new looks glossing over the same old approach. Change is not a decoration.

November 09, 2008

Okay, It's Time to Play the Cynic

Okay. Obama is the president-elect. Now it's time to play the cynic and push for what we want. Nothing will change without hard work at the grassroots level.

November 06, 2008

Welcome to Sweet Misery

So, this is what it feels like to have a leader you care about. It's wonderful, inspiring, and frightening all at the same time.

November 05, 2008

The Victory Speech

I think during Obama's victory speech, millions of tiny tentacles went out and attached to the bellies of U.S. citizens, including mine. And it's weird, because I didn't mind.

November 04, 2008

The Work is Not Over

Let's proceed as if we are a whole.

November 02, 2008

Maybe this is about Obama. Maybe it's about you.

You might be familiar with what happened on my last blog (here).

Summary: McCain supporters (and one blatant racist) commented heavily. Some comments were benign, but a majority of the comments were either sexist, racist, overly-combative, or just downright rude.

Many people responded to these comments. These responses came primarily from pro-Obama and supporters of independents in the election. Their responses were factual, issue-focused, respectful, and just downright wonderful. If you were involved in a positive way, I thank you.

And while being a McCain supporter doesn't in any way mean you are a rude person, arguments based on fear, misinformation, and name-calling are tactics I associate with the McCain campaign.

On the contrary, a measured, logical response focused on the issues is something I associate with the Obama campaign.

If this is any indication of which candidate would make the better president, the choice is very clear.

In any case, whatever happens on Tuesday, let's proceed respectfully. Antagonistic participation in the political war of polar opposites is for petty people.