"The world does not reward honesty and independence, it rewards obedience and service. It’s a world of concentrated power, and those who have power are not going to reward people who question that power."-Chomsky

"The trouble with self-delusion, either in a person or a society, is that reality doesn't care what anybody believes, or what story they put out. Reality doesn't "spin." Reality does not have a self-image problem. Reality does not yield its workings to self-esteem management." -J.H. Kunstler

"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows."-Dylan

Sunday, August 29, 2004

8/29/04: Meet Chris

This is the brief entry from the day that I first became aware of the enigma, Friar Chris.I found his website in a quest for information after coming up with the idea to climb into a backpack and take off. Only 4-short years later at Jackson Lake State Park, it happened! Chris dropped me off that day.
-X 1/20/10

This one will have to be quick. Have baseball at three, but half-assed is better than nothing. Protests in New York City today; Republican convention this week. Good for them. Put some teeth in the opposition to this fascist. Stayed up till seven this morning reading the web journal of this guy who walked from Savanna to Seattle. There's part of me, that would love that. He did it, but stopped three or four times; plus took the winter off--in Denver. Yeah, I'd like that. Backpack, tent, radio and a few books here and there. That would help clear the head. Need something; that may be a bit drastic. Not 100% stable the past few days. Not handling adversity that well. Insecurity I believe. Boy--part of me is a mess. I'm confronting and paying attention to stuff, but it's stirring up other things. Finish later; rushed to get ready.