Though I saw it all around
Never thought I could be affected
Thought that we'd be the last to go
It is so strange the way things turn

Monday, November 1, 2010

Likee-poo is tired of politics, aren't you?

Trying to process World Fantasy. Don't have much time for it. Tonight is another exam and I'm kind of focusing on that.

Before I forget, go vote tomorrow. Everybody.

A commentary about the clap harder version of conservative politics (from the American Conservative). Dan Larison vocalizes some of the fears I have over this election. Namely that conservatives will feel empowered that the reason their Tinker Bell dreams didn't work last time was that they didn't clap hard enough. So this time they'll try harder to force the changes that brought about economic ruin before. (grokked form Jay Lake)

Water is wet. Fox News? Distorting? Really?

Here's a take on "bucket lists" that is mirroring some of my internal thoughts. I'm also struggling with changing my views from "we'll do that when we retire" to adapt to the reality of, "nope, probably not going to be able to do those things when we retire, better get them done now." It's also one of those Myths We Tell Ourselves™. It's something I'm really working hard to overcome. (retweeted from Tobias Buckell)

3 comments:

sheila, who isn't lurking today, said...

I love the link on bucket lists, especially your take in it: "better get it done now."

I think bucket lists are a generational thing, mainly for baby boomers. For those of us in GenX and GenY, the retirement age will keep being raised to the point that there will not be any retirement at all, and if we get any it may be woefully underfunded (pension? what's a pension?).

Steve Buchheit said...

Sheila, yep. That's part of why I'm doing the writing thing. I'm hoping by the time I'm 65 I'll have it as my "retirement job", instead of being a greeter at WalMart.

Elizabeth said...

Bucket lists - Yeah. By the time I'm old enough to retire I won't have any time left to do all the things on it.

Though I have to say, my list would be pretty boring.