It does make me sad that the same-sex marriage bans seem to all be passing. I honestly believe that these bans will eventually go the way of the miscegenation laws, but "eventually" may not be as soon as i would like. Speaking out, writing letters, being a witness with my life... all these things are things i am willing and likely to do around this issue (and have done in the past, in fact). And honestly i feel more solid and comfortable and powerful doing that kind of work on concrete issues like that rather than dealing with the big sprawling far more complicated and problematic stuff like Presidents. (Activism re: specific Presidential policies is a total go, but trying to get me to campaign for an entire platform/administration... not likely.)
I have gotten unsatisfactory responses so far to my queries about the confusing pieces of my grad apps, but my paper is going well, and i have a mix of mellow background music (though it is reminding me that i function far more efficiently without background music). ::ignores the work that looms after the completion of this particular paper, as it can be put off until after some sleep::
I may not be entirely willing to listen to you bitch about politics, but i am always willing to hug people in distress.