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I can’t Update

If my (few) readers hadn’t noticed, I haven’t updated in a while.

The biggest thing to happen recently were the phd qualifying exams that Eldan mentioned. They were grueling. They were tough.

And now, I’m totally burned out. That’s not good, because I have stuff to do. Alas, all I want to do is sleep. One would think that a week of this would be enough to recover. It’s not, somehow. Maybe it’s that, combined with a semester that I can’t say I enjoyed at all.

Or, it’s both of those things plus what Will termed a quarterlife crisis (it’s a book? who knew?). I guess I’ll be 25 soon. I keep thinking, “my 10 year reunion is just around the corner (3 years. I’m a spaz. shutup). I haven’t done anything.” Or, I haven’t done anything that seems like “my life’s work.” What is my life’s work? I have no idea. Ideally, something that I’d do for the rest of my life because it seems… just that cool.

Or not.

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Inside look at Powell Junior

The Accidental Arbiter is a CSM article about FCC Chairman Michael Powell. Powell is the son of Colin Powell.

CSM gives an excellent look at the junior Powell, and some of the controversial decisions he’s made.

I rather like these off-kilter looks at some of the people in the current administration. I’m going to keep posting these as they come across my radar.

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some housecleaning

I’ve reorganized things slightly, so that the root directory for Blosxom is http://vja2.net/. You can still view entries from /blog, though you’ll miss site announcements (like this one). Oh. Hrmm.

If you’ve got links pointing to any entries they should be OK, since my personal entries are in the same place. Oh, I added a catholicism category under politics.

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GWB

Close-Up: The Mind of George W. Bush is an article in last month’s Atlantic Monthly about how the President makes decisions. It seems like a very thorough, well-researched look at the president, his background, and the skills he’s brought to the presidency.

It also dovetails very nicely with Plan of Attack (Bob Woodward’s new book – which I’m just at the beginning of).