that's what the comment on my last post said.
the answer is that i'm right here in california, friends, but not for long.
since that last post, many Things have happened. i got super-awesome grant funding for my field work! i presented some work back at yale! i moved in with jarrod! i had my wisdom teeth out! i went to my fifth college reunion! i wrote hella statistics for the liberian truth and reconciliation commission! summer came (to the extent that summer comes to san francisco)! we celebrated a whole year of Official Coupledom! i wrote conference papers! i read (did read, have read, am reading, will read) books about el salvador! i made el salvador plans!
and so on.
on sunday i fly to santa fe, and then to grand forks, where anne is getting married. MARRIED! and then home to cali for a few weeks, and then back to the east coast for a few weeks (yay symposium! boo apsa!), and then back home to cali for one last week of whirlwind prep, and then i'm off to el salvador.
this is why i don't blog: there is so much to do, so immediately, that all my thoughts about things outside of staying sane in my daily life and doing work have been radically compressed.
however, a brief rundown:
bad: dissident "traditionalist" anglicans; john mccain's speaking skills; john mccain; the phrase "flip-flop"; the FARC; cheney-orchestrated global warming denialism at the EPA; barry zito; facebook diet ads.
distressing: new york times magazine articles on young gay marrieds and rush limbaugh; virtually all news from afghanistan and pakistan; seymour hersh on iran; every single thing the bush administration has ever done with or about or to inmates at guantanamo bay; the aforementioned facebook diet ads.
good: at&t park (the place, not the branding); barack obama, personally and politically; the symbolic potential of a black president; fourth of july on the beach.
interesting: new APSR article on a twin study of voting behavior; biblical data visualization.