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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.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Post Vote

Well, things turned out pretty much as expected on election day, with Meg W. getting the GOP nod at a cost of $80 per vote, and the populist pissants voting in our new "jungle primary" which looks to both consolidate power for incumbents and reduce the landscape of options on the ballot. On the upside, both props 16 (PG&E-shall-own-you) and 17 (Mercury-Insurance-shall-screw-you) lost, to an audible sigh of relief across the state.

Here in SF our mayor the Gav was tipped to be the Lt. Governor choice for Democrats, and while I suppose it's a harmless place for him to move on to, I suspect it will do good only for his political career, and not for any of the people he (nominally) is elected to serve -- much like his current stint leading the city. (Perhaps that's too harsh: Newsom has done some good in his time, it's just overshadowed by what he has actively neglected.)