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July 29th, 2004

Dude, I *am* a writer @ 02:26 pm

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Date:August 2nd, 2004 11:10 am (UTC)
I've actually considered saving a copy of my journal as well to provide for the possibility of my publishing it someday. I've also, however, considered doing a kind of "time capsule" thing with it, you know, printing it out, putting it in some air-tight container and burying it deep in the ground somewhere where someone might find it like years and years later. I mean, the historian in my screams out to do this. After all, if someone way in the future had the ability to be exposed to an individual perspective from date A to date B, they could in fact gain some unique insight into the atmosphere (both local and global) of that time period. I know the whole thing sounds like a bit of a romantic notion...and it may be a bit presumptuous on my part to believe that someone else, even in the future, would be interested in my writing. But, you see, the "personal" side of life in various eras has always fascinated me. For instance, if I had my choice to read on Roman history from either the perspective of Tacitus or Suetonius, I'd chose the latter, as he gives you more insight into the personal lives of the Caesars. I mean, I realize that a lot of this "personal information" may simply be gossip and, therefore, not necessarily trustworthy (HE rarely quotes his sources for such information.), it does make for interesting reading. I guess it depends on for what purpose one is reading; for the personal, I'd go with Suetonius, for the political, with Tacitus, when all is said and done.

And, yes, I did watch the majority of the DNC on C-SPAN. I love that network because it covers the majority of so many major political events with little commentary, most of which is biased on the various major networks. I believe that the best speeches I heard during the entire time were those of Carter, Clinton and Obama. THe latter is most certainly a rising star of the party. THough Kerry was a bit more specific during his speech, I wasn't "wowed" by it and he appeared to basically be repeating what he had said in the past. I checked out the Kerry-Edwards site and found it impressive. (I'd recommend that those who haven't seen it visit.) It outlines the "Kerry-Edwards plan" in greater detail and has links to campaign "accessories" including downloadable AIM Kerry-Edwards buddy icons and desktop themes.

As the author of this journal knows, I am morally quite conservative. However, I am fiscally liberal. OVeral, I tend to run more liberal than conservative and am therefore thinking of "defecting", i.e., going Democratic after a few years of being "officially" a Republican. As you might have guessed, I'm not the type to follow the party line like a sheep. I'm a free thinker and, despite the political party to which I belong, I hope to remain so. I despise labels. Verily, I do. I seem to fit into none of them. I guess I just need to get away from all of the leftist rhetoric I hear around my house for a year or so and then make a final decision. I plan to watch what I can of the RNC while at my university.

OK, this has become way too long and I probably should have reserved most of my writing for my own journal. LOL

Ner's Random Musings on a life of interesting insights

a world of interesting factoids about nothing and everything