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Drupal Work Collective retreat at Grandpa's

Dan:
a web site is not just a product, it's a relationship

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Grandpa:
require the military buy made in USA
just in the textile industry alone, jobs produced in the U.S. by making military uniforms here

Talking awareness and business with Dan and Shannon

Dan: The food that burnt, and the laundry – you start something, and you try

[re my laundry disaster, i said]
even more fundamental root problem. I need to communicate.
We stop talking about something because it's easier to us to go do it our way than convince others of the way to do it.

Working Sunday

Heard Sweet Lady Genevieve by the Kinks for the first time (thanks to 8tracks.com). How'd i miss that back at the time?

Pedestrian crossing

New England suburb on the last day of summer-- an oil truck loudly breaks as a young woman with a double stroller and a six or seven year old girl walking along side blithely crosses in the crosswalk in front of it.

2010 Sept. 25: went swimming, worked Agaric, read politics, ran 4.5 miles

Read

Glenn Beck’s redemption song, Texas Observer online, August 30, 2010.
by Robert Jensen
http://www.texasobserver.org/thewholestar/item/16898-glenn-becks-redempt...

Another Feeble-Headed Nuke Drops Dead
by Harvey Wasserman
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/09/24-0

Listened to:
http://cdn.conversationsnetwork.org/ITC.oscon-Shuttleworth-2008.07.22.mp...
at http://daviding.wordpress.com/2010/05/24/mark-shuttleworth-free-software...

- the driver of innovation is disclosure; someone else has the idea, then someone else has the idea

mom returns while J shuttles Grandpa from hospital to cruise ship, en route; swimming under the harvest moon

Grandpa called me Sunday night (i'd finally reached him Sunday noon, while my aunt was still there) to say he didn't know if he could go on the cruise or if he should go to the hospital they stuck a pacemaker straight in him.  Then internal bleeding, so no catching up with the cruise he's missing, and i have no idea what it means after an operation like that. Or so one would have thought. Instead, he got out and caught his cruise in Newport, RI.

Swam under the harvest moon, Sukkot aligning with the fall equinox for a change.

2010 Sept. 22: read online; Agaric

Read The collapse of the talks at Copenhagen took away all momentum for change and the lobbyists are back in control.

The answer is we start taxing the environmental damage of everything we consume. Town-by-town, if necessary.

2010 Sept. 20: read online; Agaric

Read Michelle Chen on actual, modest gov't worker pay - http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/09/19-2
and Frances Fox Piven give her take on the progressive movement today - http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/09/19-4

Yom Kippur, 5771

I went to Yom Kippur services with the old JWEC (Jewish Workshop for Education and Culture, or somesuch).

They read "John Melançon" as one of the half-dozen of the original congregation who has passed away. This means a lot to Dad. Not many things would. I felt like running home to tell him.

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Reminded of the reasons why i think H may be making a pretty good choice about religion.

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2010 Sep 17 - agaric, read online

Read: My Road Trip With a Solar Rock Star, Or Notes on the White House Enthusiasm Gap, by Bill McKibben - http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/09/16-4 - his personal honest take on politics

Read: Never Forget: Bad Wars Aren't Possible Unless Good People Back Them by Michael Moore - http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/09/16-0

Read: Ted Rall on the need for revolution against capitalism: http://www.rall.com/rallblog/2010/09/17/anything-but-the-obvious

Hung out with D, V, & S.

Went to go to Kol Nidre services.

Very old text messages

2010 September in Text messages

Political reading; book chapter reviewing and author wrangling

Read "Why Peaceniks Should Care About the Afghanistan Study Group Report" and other progressive media for over an hour when i should have been working.

called K for her birthday

At exactly after midnight here.

She started to say, not 'till tomorrow, and then caught herself.

I say, "Your birthday lasts from when the day starts where you were born to the end of the day in the farthest time zone you will ever visit."

She says, "It is an intergalactic holiday."

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Ran Zelda to the post office (after running back for the key) and bank to deposit the timely sponsorship reimbursement.

Then stood on the corner with the weekly peace vigil... and their somewhat monthly meeting after that. Let's not talk about the web development repercussions from this.

2010 August in text messages

A, A, E, J

Grandpa calling

this was way at the beginning of August, before his birthday i think

You know it's humid when

... the glue at the base of the toilet paper roll is not dried.

Buena

Listening to the music i took from Kasey. I didn't realize Morphine's a Boston band.

We finally got a drought-ending rain

Well, drought-relieving at least.

Saturday Mom and i brought CJ to Veronica, and I set up her computer and left M's Mifi there.