It's even worse than it appears.
Today's song: Leaving Las Vegas.#
Last time I listened to Sheryl Crow was a great time of my life. I can tell because the way it makes me feel today. A Master of the Universe type feeling. This is mine. I made it, I own it, I can make it do what I want. It's the feeling in a young man's heart. #
BTW, here's something obvious but unthinkable. Trump is having all these rallies, larger and larger, knowing the deaths they cause won't be obvious until after the election. Now in a way it's much better not to live in a swing state.#
David Frum says he's "worried by a judge who'd accept a nomination under these circumstances." Me too. The nominee no doubt knows that the nominator expects the nominee to do his bidding. Every decision she makes will be viewed in that light.#
Imagine if AIDS had just appeared and everyone is still have unprotected sex with everyone else.#
Joe Biden: "When I'm elected..."#
  • The Biden/Harris/2020 sign looks great in town a friend's front lawn. #
  • Here's something.#
  • I think a lot of people are trying to get past Covid and Trump without making radical changes to their lives.#
  • This is a mistake. #
  • A friend asked what could he do to combat fascism. This is it. Do something to radically shake up your life, by choice.#
  • Each of us are trying to reboot as if taking a box, without changing its shape, and moving it across the world. #
  • It's all going to change. If we emerge from these days, the world will be very different. We have to be different too. We have to be prepared for it.#
  • At some point you have to ask was the shape really the right shape, and what would I give up by changing. #
  • Radical change. Quit your job. Give your car away. Jump out of a plane. Get a sex change. Destroy your business model. Say something unthinkable. Whatever it takes.#
  • I'm reminded of a talk by Bruce Sterling that I keep coming back to. When something radical changes in your life, that's a good time to make other big changes. Death of a parent or spouse. Stock market crash. Major illness. Divorce. A time when you start over. When you have to start over. No choice. #
  • Now, we all have been through that. We've had a major change not just on an individual basis, but on a global scale. Global. Everyone changed. So we can do it. We can change our lives radically. Trump demands it. Covid demands it. The climate crisis demands it.#
  • Your sense of what's normal is worth $0.24. You might find that much money on a sidewalk. I know this because I buried both my parents, and I know how much they thought their opinion mattered, and I know the truth. In the end, what they thought was worth about $0.24, approx.#
  • So fuck it. Destroy your business model. Start over. #
  • Once you've made such a change, you'll find you want to make others.#

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