This campaign has been launched to fight Proposition 8 in California. My friend Derek shared this with me. I want to share it with you.
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In November I was promoted to a new post at work and charged with retooling the way the department works within the agency and enhancing its product to more potently impact its internal and external constituents. A task and an opportunity that are both exciting and daunting.
I have spent the last couple of months determining the state of affairs and developing recommendations, which I am due to present to the CEO and COO on February 2nd. Unable to escape the day-to-day during the regular work week, development of my presentation has been relegated to my off-hours. I am beginning to get a little nervous with Feb 2 being just around the corner and the number of nights and weekends between now and then diminishing quickly. Naturally, I thought it important to take some of that precious time to write a brief post. What I won’t do to stall…
A new President, and a new chapter in U.S. history. The sense of anticipation and excitement, as well as the collective exhale of relief is palpable even half a country away from Washington D.C. There are a ton of celebrations being held in formal and neighborhood venues throughout San Antonio, as well. I’ve decided to take vacation and spend the day celebrating with close friends and family. Like many I talk to, this election felt intensely personal to me… like I was a shareholder in the whole process. When I inevitably start with the waterworks, I would rather be among those who know and love me.
What better way (and day) to start a new chapter of my own? So, here we go, ” The Other Line”! I’ve had it designed for weeks but allowed myself to become paralyzed as I agonized over how to start, as usual. Finally, I decided to give myself a break and to follow a fellow blogger’s advice to just not over think it and get started. Thanks, Milo!
I went to El Paso this weekend to attend to a family matter.
It turned out to be a pretty eventful trip. Between familial obligations and visits with friends, I got to play with the new camera. We did a lot of walking, talking and picture taking. JH is a good teacher.
I have been contemplating the viability of a new professional endeavor on my part and had the opportunity to share our thinking with some of friends and family. All were quite receptive and had very helpful feedback, helping us to make some decisions and resolving to implementing change sooner than later.
I have an admission to make. I often become smitten with the idea of things. This usually involves some elaborate fantasy of me engaged in some activity… some “lifestyle” activity.
Writing? Done it. (well… tried it)
Scooter? Bought one.
Exercise? Hired a trainer.
Unfortunately, about 50% of the time I just as quickly become disenchanted with the momentary object of my affection. (note the six month gap between posts)
I have been able to identify one constant. Whatever ‘it’ is, it almost always, always involves some relatively expensive purchase.
Meet my latest inspiration…
I am off to NYC this week for a conference. Unfortunately, I discovered this weekend that, while I can add comments remotely, I will be unable to submit new posts (an iweb problem). So, for now, I will have to write in a word processing program and post when I return home (next weekend).
I will be attending a conference this week on Hispanic marketing. Brand “Naco” will be presenting. They developed the t-shirt with the above image. “DF” stands for Districto Federal, which is the DC of Mexico. The artist likes to take existing cultural iconography and play with context.