September 7th, 2006


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Did the MPs this morning. Not six, just three. I figured punishing myself for not doing them yesterday was pretty pointless.

I slept with the window open last night, and I have the window open in my office for some fresh air. The last time was the day I cleaned my office a couple of weeks ago, and before that ... I can't remember. It's been hot and humid here, with very little rain, so opening the window has been pretty well out of the question. It was nice to sit at the writing table and do the morning pages, with Lucy sitting quietly in the window, listening to the birds. Here, I'll show you:

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Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the tour. Talk to you all later.

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You know, just looking back at that last entry, I realized that I've done some of the homework that I had for today. My back to school thing is more of a bunch of workshops; I don't have any formal assignments, I have various little tasks that I undertake as I go along. But I learned something important from all of that: writing can be as easy as telling the story of the stuff you have.

What a revelation.

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I don't know where this came from.....

You Are a Liberal Republican

When you tell people that you're Republican, they rarely believe you.

That's because you're socially liberal - likely pro-choice and pro-gay rights.

You're also not so afraid of big goverment, as long as it benefits people and not politicians.

You are the most likely of any Republican type to swing over to the Democrat side sometimes.

I'm no kind of Republican, and I sure as hell wouldn't vote for a Democrat. I think the government is way, way, way too intrusive, regardless of who "benefits". Sorry, this quiz is whack.

EDIT: This pretty well explains where I am politically.

FURTHER EDIT: I swear, I put in the same exact answers this time and got this:

You Are a "Don't Tread On Me" Libertarian

You distrust the government, are fiercely independent, and don't belong in either party.

Religion and politics should never mix, in your opinion... and you feel opressed by both.

You don't want the government to cramp your self made style. Or anyone else's for that matter.

You're proud to say that you're pro-choice on absolutely everything!


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A note for the Ann Arbor/Michigan crowd:

If you read to the bottom of this, you'll see that Barbara D'Amato and Libby Fischer Hellmann, two of my favorite Chicago writers, are going to be at the Kerrytown Book Festival this weekend. In fact, The Outfit Collective is a great blog to read if you're a writer, whether you're from Chicago or a mystery writer. There's a LiveJournal feed for the_outfit, if you want to add it.