Monday, January 02, 2006

Transition

For some reason, I feel like 2006 will be a year of transition. I feel this personally and professionally and publicly.

Personally, obviously, I'm working on the dissertation. But Geeky Boy will be headed to middle school in the fall, a big tranisition for him. And I just feel like there's been an accumulation of small changes that will lead somewhere. I'm not sure where, but somewhere.

Professionally, I'm not sure what's going to happen. A long time colleague is leaving. A new colleague is arriving. And things have generally been in a state of flux. There are a lot of things going on and it feels a little unsettled. A lot of these things are good things, just not sure where they're going to lead.

Publicly, it's an election year. There are two races that I care about. My congressman, Curt Weldon, is up for re-election. Though it's not certain yet, one of the people he might be running against is Paul Scoles. And then there's the Senate race. I feel that we have to get rid of Rick Santorum. If he isn't ousted, I will have lost faith in my party and my state. He'll likely be running against Bob Casey and though I don't like the fact he's pro-life, I think he's electable. I hope that there is a general transition in these midterm elections toward a more positive stance for the democrats. It's funny how much I'm affected by these things.