Yep, that's me and John McCain. Nope, I won't be voting for him.
But let me be clear to everybody that I have an large amount of respect for John McCain. He has given more for this great country of ours than most of us ever will. Plus, he was one of only a few Senators to support campaign finance reform in it's original form (which is where the real problem in politics lies). He is a good man. But our country needs serious change now and I think the direction he is headed in is wrong. Not to mention his VP pick was about politics rather than leadership.
This is probably the most important election I will ever vote in. Our Country is at a crossroads. Barack Obama is where my hope rests. Be sure to vote on Nov. 4th.
Well I never pray
But tonight I'm on my knees yeah
I need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me, yeah
I let the melody shine, let it cleanse my mind, I feel free now
But the airways are clean and there's nobody singing to me now
My friend Mr. Robert Kittleman has just launched his new website Truer Sources of Sound. It's pretty much a music calendar for him and his friends to schedule live shows to go see together and discussion/reviews of local and touring bands. If you want to be kept up on the latest greatest music happening in OC and beyond bookmark it. Good luck with the new endeavor my friend. One of these days when I think I can stay up past 11pm I just might join you.
Heads-up! I will be doing a meditation workshop as part of Finishing School's current exhibition Little Pharma now running at Fringe Exhibitions in Chinatown. I will be covering the many benefits of a regular meditation practice and some basic meditation techniques to get you started. The workshop will take place on Nov. 1st from 12-2pm. Hope you can make it!
1. I was going to write a detailed post about how over the last year I've really come under the awareness of how much of my life I live through other peoples eyes, or how much I care what people think. Then I thought what would people think? Would I sound selfish by declaring my freedom? I have a long way to go...
2. It's 2008. Why are people afraid of other peoples right to marry? Why are we still setting aside a class of Americans for discrimination? The constitution guarantees equal protection. Maybe some of these patriots need to read it.
3. Weirdly good stuff is happening to me right now. Like dream come true kinda stuff. But there's still an old piece of me that just knows the other shoe is going to drop at anytime and a flood of bad shit is coming. Because I don't deserve good stuff.
4. I still miss my cat.
5. I read something recently where a guy tried to practice "right speech" for 9 months. He made a decision not to talk about anyone else over that period of time. He said his communication decreased by 90% or close to it. Something intrigued me about that....then I realized that I would just fill that gap with more talk about me. Another silent retreat needs to be put on the calendar.
6. Someone passed away at my wife's work today. I'm really good sitting with others when they're in pain. But when my wife starts crying I freeze up. She's my rock. Need to figure out what that's all about.
It's official! After a nice B-Day dinner tonight for my older brother I came home to find in the mail, a letter I've been waiting for for some time now. It was from Pepperdine University letting me know that I've been accepted into their graduate MA in Clinical Psychology program. I will start classes Jan. 5th 2009. I'm excited beyond belief. I'm sure fear will set in sooner or later but right now I'm going to enjoy the moment. Let the journey begin.