Archive for November, 2006
- I had a good date tonight..
- I have had some good interviews in the past two weeks with one company that I really want to work for
- I’ve become very aware of the fact that I need to keep my head up, and stay positive.
But the real reason to write is that I’ve posted my first entry to Lets Throw Money Into the Market (Intelligently), my blog about my stock picks, et al. Like the Path to Enlightened Insanity via Defacted Musings, this is a selfish endeavor.
Enjoy, the entry took far longer to write, was longer than I thought it would be, but I’m very pleased..
Given the recent midterm election and the renewed focus on what the United States should do with Iraq, I feel it is important to state my position on the issue.
While I stand by my previously expressed position that invading Iraq was a bad idea, I do not support a unilateral withdraw of troops from Iraq. For better or worse the United States is responsible for the situation in Iraq. While it may be convenient to state that this is George W. Bush’s folly, the United States as a country is responsible for the situation.
Just as a parent owes to a child a good start in life, the United States owes Iraqis a stable manageable start to their newfound country-hood without Saddam Hussein.
To withdraw our troops without stabilizing Iraq is morally reprehensible and is not a legacy any American should want for their country.
I just went to my Aunt and Uncle’s house for Thanksgiving. This is the second year in a row that I’ve gone there, and I’m liking the tradition.
I dunno about you but my life has been devoid of traditions for quite some time. (And yes, I’ve had that perky little song from fiddler going through my head.)
Traditions are important, because they remind you who you are, and help weave structure into your life to help you know where you’ve come from and where you’re going.
I know my parents have started reading this, so I’ll keep this short and tactful: After they divorced the traditions that our family had just fizzled out the window. Not all at once mind you, but Christmas is no longer the joyous time that I remember it, instead it feels like some former vestige of itself, where perhaps we all get together and tiptoe around the tension, or some years we don’t and it turns into a lets shuttle between everyone’s houses.
This is one of the reasons I really want to find the right guy, so that I can settle down and start making some of our own traditions… That sounds so domestic, and perhaps boring, but I had a counselor who told me once that routines are what allow us to have a structure to build upon.
Perhaps this is one of those reasons I jumped in the car and left Seattle. I want to start building a home and traditions, but I can’t see myself doing that in the midwest..
Cherish the traditions you have, they’re more important than you know.