19 August 2007

Q at bat

Q at bat
Originally uploaded by jorna77.

I played, too! Hit three times, got to 2nd base once... :)

Beth, Q and Fish cheering everyone on

Beth, Q and Fish cheering everyone on
Originally uploaded by jorna77.

We played softball vs. Obama and Clinton NH staff. We got our asses handed to us, but we still have better policy.

This is Beth, our State Director, and her dog, Fisher, and me cheering on the team.

Check www.flickr. com/swhitlock for more photos!

17 August 2007

A Point

I forgot about this point, which happens equally on the road as it does when you're stationed in one place for this job. Homesick. I'm sick for my friends, for people who a) I know b) know like me. What a shit place this is to be!

I love my job, I love what I do. If I didn't have to have the political battles that it takes to be in this, I would do it forever.

Right now I feel like I felt after my first job in this line of work: my mom picked me up from the airport and by the time we were home she was wondering out loud why I did it at all. Unappreciated, untrained, exhausted, miserable, pummeled... After two days home, all she heard was about me getting back out there. Defeat and perseverance. Makes me certifiable.

And certifiably lonely.

15 August 2007

Andy Goldsworthy

  • "I find some of my new works disturbing, just as I find nature as a whole disturbing. The landscape is often perceived as pastoral, pretty, beautiful – something to be enjoyed as a backdrop to your weekend before going back to the nitty-gritty of urban life. But anybody who works the land knows it's not like that. Nature can be harsh – difficult and brutal, as well as beautiful. You couldn't walk five minutes from here without coming across something that is dead or decaying." Andy Goldsworthy
  • "One of the beauties of art is that it reflects an artist's entire life. What I've learned over the past 30 years is really beginning to inform what I make. I hope that process continues until I die." Andy Goldsworthy

13 August 2007

Post Secret

One of my favorite Sites, Post Secret, put up a video this week instead of posting the postcards directly to the site.

Frank Warren has really started something cool.