January 2nd, 2005

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as promised, i'm going to repeat this every day until the auctions end :)

i am unable to give much money directly to the victims of the tsunami, so please help me give more by bidding on my auctions. i will pay for shipping, and all proceeds go to the international medical corps, who already work in the region providing disaster relief and medical training. over 90% of their funds go to actual services.

thank you so much to the people who brought the bidding up to $10 for the photo ( do i hear 15?)and to the person (you know who you are) who started the bidding on the painting! (do i hear $55?)
eye

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i just heard a very articulate explanation and justification of the president's words and actions in the days following the tsunami.

i really miss having a president who is able to articulate ideas, policy, and compassion without a translator.

even reagan, whom i disagreed with frequently, was able to communicate with the world when something happened or he decided to do something.

this recurring firestorm of ridicule, misunderstanding, and then damage control by the whitehouse is embarassing to me as an american. i can only imagine what it must be like for the people who actually support him.
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last year i resolved not to make new years resolutions any more. so far i've kept my resolution.

i had a really good talk with R last night, she is a truly awesome woman. she told me a lot about herself and brought me to some realizations about myself. we have the makings of a deep, lasting friendship. more than that isn't in the cards right now, but that isn't important.

prior to that, she, poetpaladin, dolphin_mama and i saw a band called tesoro at club congress. they are a very talented group of young tucsonans who mix flamenco, rock, and jazz quite skillfully. i'm sure you will hear of them soon. then we all went and played pool at maloneys. i forgot my cue, but played ok anyway. dolphin_mama is a bit of a shark, but fortunately was buzzed enough that she and R didn't beat poetpaladin and i as often as they should have :) pics later.