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Where I Want To Be In Life Is In A Channel Just Off The Mainstream

Where I want to be in life is in a channel just off the mainstream.

(Above is the Vivari Channel. This body of water, which is in Albania, links Lake Butrint with the Straits of Corfu.)

This is where I want to be even after the election of Barack Obama. I’m happy about election day. Yet I don’t forget that the Democratic Party is one of two mainstream parties and as such strongly reflects a culture and a society I’m wary of.

And one good election day does not undo all the years of Reagan, Gingrich and all these lousy Bush Presidents we’ve had.

At the same time, I value connection. A channel often connects one thing to another. A channel will many times be not far from the mainstream in case I have something to offer, or if there is something worth experiencing in the primary current.

Below is a picture of the Houston Ship Channel. This is a body of water that, in essence, dead ends in Houston. However, it connects Houston to the oceans of the world. It’s great to have that connection and, also, to be able to find safe harbor in a place where you can get things in order and prepare for the next voyage.

In a channel just off the mainstream is where I can be found. This is the place that best suits my political views, my assessment of the culture, and my personality. 

November 11, 2008 - Posted by | Politics, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , ,


  1. you will find me on the fucking moon. i dont get this planet and dont want to. its sick,stupid and needs to be restarted, in the meanwhile i will fight through it and do my best to not self destruct. i feel very destructive everyday. it gets worse as i get older. i was angry as a young man and now i breath fire and my hatred is deeper than any ocean, jesus will not save me, society and the lame way people live and treat one another fuels my anger even more. this planet is not for me.

    Comment by bill brady | November 11, 2008

  2. This is unrelated but good news that you’ll no doubt be interested in:

    Jarrett said Obama will create an Office of Urban Policy that will be charged with focusing on cities and “have a comprehensive approach to urban development.”

    It is unclear who will lead the office, which will be tasked with advocating for cities and targeting programs in a “logical and systematic way,” but it is a key position, according to Jarrett.

    “For those of us who have worked in city governments across the country, we recognize how invaluable that person will be,” she says.

    Comment by Julie | November 12, 2008

  3. Bill–That is a point of view many might share.

    Julie–I saw this and will blog about it.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | November 12, 2008

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