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I may have a new part time job! At a nursing home. *crosses fingers* I hope I get it...and I hope I like it. Because they seemed really dysfunctional when I visited. *sighs*

Writer's Block: You Might Be Surprised to Hear...

What story of personal greatness, achievement or success would your co-workers or friends be surprised to learn about you?

So far, I consider a suicide attempt to be my greatest single accomplishment as a human being, which I'm sure would surprise a lot of people.

I nearly overcame the inertia of Life! That's not easy.
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Happy Guy Fawkes Day!

Obama made history. Watching him win last night, I just felt a vague sort of joy; but early this morning on the bus I looked out the window, and my eyes fell on a lone Obama-Biden lawn sign. The image of that silent, victorious symbol in the pale silver light drove it all home for me. I couldn't stop thinking about Langston Hughes and Walt Whitman and Frederick Douglass, about Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream which is no longer a dream, but a reality. There is still work to be done, but man...I am so grateful to the generations of Americans who fought to give us this moment. Obama is gonna be an amazing president.

I confess...

This is the livejournal of a lurker. I have debated taking the bold step of actually getting an account for many years. I guess I've done it now, though I don't know if anything good will come of it.

Where have I lurked? Anywhere slashy. I have many favourite authors and artists, but I have never been able to tell them how much I admire their talent and hard work. Perhaps now that I have an identity, I will be able to do that. I don't know.

I watched the LJ strikethrough of 2007, feeling powerless, angry, and heartbroken. I hope that being a member of this community will give me a voice here, especially if something like that ever happens again. Art is too important to loose.

If I have tried to make contact with you, please be patient with me. I can be shy.