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Armchair theorist, poet, and occasional IT manager, Sascha B. is equipped with a Master's Degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas, and is not afraid to use it. His work has been published by the University Press of America, Edwin Mellen Press, University of Texas Press, and a variety of small journals nationwide. He is also the proprietor and baker for 3141 Pie, of which you should eat many.

The Deal

I stopped blogging in 2013, when life overtook me. My father became ill and died shortly thereafter, and my mother was left with increasing dementia. I became the primary caregiver, and now orchestrate my mother's care and our family estate.

Now, I am coming up for air again.

Looking for the next book to read. All suggestions welcome.

My reading list is over here.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

After the Fall

It seemed that the good news kept coming yesterday: the Democrats took the House; Pelosi took the Speakership; Rumsfeld got the boot at long long last; Montana and Virginia went from red to blue, giving the Democrats a 51 seat majority voting bloc in the senate...I believe this is the first election in 10 years where I feel as though some little of what I care for was voted in, with the majority, for all the right reasons.

Now the hard part comes: can Pelosi maintain an effective yet still aggressive stance, without failing to mend fences? Can Bush constrain himself from the veto stamp? Are we looking at 2 years of possible rebuilding and redirection, or just 24 montsh of gridlock? We'll see. A new SecDef (though no idea if that means a new strategy), a new Congress, a new hope.

It's a bright sunny morning here in SF, full of light and San Francisco Values. I'm looking forward to the next few days.