Inspired by Ondine
The 2010 elections
Michael/Stephanie having to go to Amsterdam to find work
Austerity (and the propaganda surrounding the concept)
The continuing militarization of our society linked to a call for us to police ourselves.
The sad state of cinema (and art in general)
Corporate consolidation of media ---> limitation of public awareness about important social/political issues
Citizen United vs U.S.
Laura comes home from France at the end of the year
Building a home
Comrades that make life worth living
Students that seize upon the concept of learning as a life long collective project
Spending time with family in California
Realizing that I still don't have the answers, but still searching for the questions that might help.
North of Center, Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, Socialist Student Union, Lexington Film League, Gay/Straight Alliance, KY Theater, Peace and Justice Coalition, Peace Training-Peace Learning Institute
Teaching--and the opportunity to interact with new students
2011: The Hopes
Continuing to build a home with Laura and a forge a strong community of comrades
Working on my doubts/insecurites about myself and developing strength so that I can help others do the same
Developing a local coalition of activists/artists/citizens that want to fight for justice and still desire to act freely--individually and collectively
Build the most beautiful backyard herb garden
Travel to Amsterdam to visit Michael/Stephanie
Go to the 2011 Socialist Forum
Work on my novel, write essays, develop my film criticism, and write for North of Center.
Get tenure and celebrate it by writing a slew of poems (and to get up at the Holler to read them--already have a bunch just need to "do it").
Realize my philosophy of anarchism through my most intimate individual relations all the way to my most collective (instituional) obligations.
Talk to people about what socialism is really about.