Terrorism. War in the Middle East and Palestine. Recession. Dead astronauts and NASA investigations. Nightclub disasters. An energy crunch. Crazy weather. A resurgence in strong conservativism. Gary Hart running for office again. Is it just me or does it seem for a moment like we’re replaying the 1980’s again?
Monthly Archives: February 2003
“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from an iron cross.”
— Dwight D. Eisenhower
Sometimes I think I must be insane. Everyone else around me thinks so. But then look at my whole life. I don’t know that I’ve ever done anything that makes too much sense. But still… Will this one be the straw that breaks the camel’s back?
Will I not be heard from again?
And if so, what exactly does that mean. Am I “facing death” or some similar nonsense like that? I thought I’d done that already, a couple of times. This time only feels different because I know so far in advance that things will be risky…
I dunno. Whatever. I’m in the whitewater. There’s no turning back.
Here goes nothing.
People come, people go. Isn’t life cool? Been pretty busy lately. Still am. But I’m taking a moment. Then I’ll be diving back into things, headlong, as is my wont. Best way to be. Live hard. Die harder. And, as the saying goes, try to get onto the right side of…
To everybody… but especially those who might need to contact me: e-mail is pretty much the only contact method that is going to work for a long time to come. In addition to my work at eBay, I have found a full-time collaboration with F/X Communications. This means that I am otherwise occupied (not counting travel, eating or sleeping time) for 17 hours a day. Once you consider travel and eating times, I am getting about four hours of sleep. The chances that I will give any of these hours to you are very small! Yes, I am working weekends as well. The point? If I’m not contacting people a lot, I’m sorry. Please feel free to e-mail me.
In fact, other than e-mail, it is likely that I will be largely unreachable to my Utah acquaintances from now on, assuming these arrangements continue to work out. The F/X project will eventually end, but shortly thereafter I will be off to China and Russia. When I return, I will likely be in Utah for a week or less before moving out of the state for school.
In fact, it’s funny… I have a free moment so I’ve just been calling everyone. I decided that in the grand scheme of things, it’s better to wake a few people up and at least say ‘hello’ while I have a free moment just now, than to let them think I’m ignoring them for the rest of the century. But maybe I’m wrong. Oh well.
I have to hit the sack now. Work in a few short hours.
Gotta get the new site up soon. I am very annoyed by the lack of working PNG support in Internet Explorer. Yes, I am aware of the “hack” to make it work. No, I don’t want to use the hack.
Sometimes in life, you are very, very busy.