Once again, I find myself growing tired of focusing so heavily on politics (he says after doing exactly that), and so once again I'm forcing my attention and focus in another direction. Don't worry; I'm not about to turn this into a gardening blog, but sometimes I feel the need to focus on something more positive and productive than partisan politics.
Hey, if a Liberal blogger falls in the forest and no one's there to hear it...does he even make a sound? Not if you're Evan Bayh....
One of the things I've had to come to grips with over the past couple years since I returned to Portland from
Hell Houston is me. That might sound simplistic and touchy-feely, but it's really true- no matter how far or fast you run, there you are. It might sound rather odd coming from someone staring 50 in the face, but I've had to grow up over the past couple years...quite a lot, actually. After some stops and starts, I finally find myself in a place where I can say that I'm becoming comfortable in my own skin. Oh, I have a ways to go, of course, and the process is by no means a straight line, but I can finally, and honestly, say that I like myself. I've learned that inner peace isn't merely an abstract concept; it's a necessity if you want to live a healthy, happy life. Finally, I feel as if I'm closer to being where I want/need to be than ever.
Damn...sure took me long enough, eh? 'Course, the good news is that I can appreciate it all the more for knowing how long it took me to remove my anterior from my posterior. Now if I can just figure out how to make a living off my writing.... ;-)