· Naughties
· · 2009
· · · January
· · · · 21 (2 entries)

$1,000,000,000 Theatre · While, like many, I’m am­biva­lent about the Olympic­s, I lean to the pos­i­tive side, and was mod­er­ate­ly hap­py when Van­cou­ver scored the 2010 Win­ter Games. Since then, the in­fras­truc­ture prepa­ra­tions have ripped the shit out of our city, the fi­nan­cial ar­range­ments have gone side­ways, and I failed to get any of the tick­ets I signed up for ...
Inauguration · I’m not an Amer­i­can but I’ve cer­tain­ly en­joyed the po­lit­i­cal the­atre this last cou­ple of years. Yes­ter­day morn­ing I was walk­ing through a ho­tel lob­by in San Jose at 9AM (noon in Wash­ing­ton) and there on the big TV in the restau­rant was the in­au­gu­ra­tion. The lob­by had emp­tied as the staff crowd­ed in to watch. Then ev­ery­one joined in a big round of ap­plause. I was touched, but it was com­pli­cat­ed ...
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