Aug 21

The Left Strikes Back…

Well yeah, I’m an unabashed lefty-liberal-progressive type. (What, you hadn’t figured that out from the rest of the site?) And yes, I’m still angry about the election of 2000, and yes, I was against the war. So there’s my bias…

But honestly, what I am perhaps most cheesed out about is the utter willingness of the right to lie, cheat, obfuscate, steal and do whatever else is necessary to win. It seems to me that for this administration, for Tom DeLay, for Fox News, for Ann Coulter and for much of the rabid right, it isn’t about the democratic process, it’s about the win. (And, in a moment of full disclosure, I’d accuse California governor Gray Davis of the same thing. Anyone who gives to an opponent in the other party’s primary because they think they can beat that guy more easily deserves whatever they get, but I digress.)

Aug 19

Aging

O.k. aging stinks. Aside from the whole "harder to keep weight off, less hair on the top of my head, more on my back" thing, I think the injury thing is starting to wear on me. I tore up my right ankle nine years ago, wasn’t insured, so I didn’t have surgery then. I’ve worn a lace-up brace ever since, and it’s served me well until recently. Now, my ankle gives out even after one summer league Ultimate game.

I played in the Summer League playoffs on Saturday, and my ankle was a wreck by the end, but ice and a jacuzzi seemed to work wonders until Monday when it just gave. Now I’m home, futzing with MT, sitting with an ice pack on the ankle (gotta love velcro ice pack holders) and just suffering through a serious case of cabin fever.

bleh

If any of my students are reading this, enjoy youth. And treat your body well.

Aug 19

Where, oh where could my family be…

It’s a little disconcerting when I can’t find anyone in my family. Sure, my parents are on vacation, but my dad’s birthday was Saturday, and I haven’t had either parent return a cell phone call. And suddenly, my sister isn’t returning a call either. I’m torn between wondering what I did wrong… o.k., wondering if the entire family is annoyed I didn’t call my dad until Sunday… or if they are just being as flaky as I can be.

Hm. Who knows…