Patti and I decided a month ago to move. The city of Houston is big - its population is twice the size of the entire state of Iowa. We lived 45 minutes from her work. Time to retrieve 90 minutes back from her day.
Over the weekend, we've moved to northwest Houston, and got ourselves a little apartment for now. Her family, we're closer to them, and so we can see them more often. She can bike to her summer gig teaching advanced algebra at summer school, and I am getting productive work through two web development companies here in Houston, so things are grooving pretty well.
And then there's us: through the entire move, it was a very loving time. Helping each other, listening to each other... she's the only woman who every looked at me and said with conviction, "What we do, we do together."
As I type this, baby Carlin is being sung to by my beautiful Patti. We have her overnight.
Life is good.
Oh, and one other thing. I had a guy respond to my Asshole post via email. He's a liberal, and got all defensive about his vote for Obama and harped on me for my "ad hominem" attack. Okay. Truth is truth. I was no fan of Bush when Bush spent way too much money and employed crony tactics in government to the detriment of we the people.
Bush is over - so very 2008. If your only response to "Obama is an asshole" is "Look at Bush!" then I appreciate your validation of my sentiment. Distraction, and not refutation, is agreement.
I did agree with his point that neither party is good. Absolutely. They both suck. I really don't see any difference between the two any more. Neither is fighting for business, low taxes, strong defense, or anything of urgent merit. My point wasn't that only Obama is an asshole. He's just the asshole with the biggest power, and that's rather irrefutable.
Let's all stop the hero worship of politicians and treat them with the merited universal disdain that they deserve.