Sunday, October 22, 2006
What fun I've had listening and talking to people. It's been a great pleasure as always to talk to Bryan, but I've also been able to talk to Kathleen, which has been great. I've been able to catch up with old friends as well, including an old friend from graduate school. The thing that always strikes me when I'm able to be around people who are interested in similar things to me is how much I long for this kind of connection and communication. I often feel isolated where I am and feel like I'm fighting all the time, fighting to get people to understand me, fighting for what I think is right, fighting to do the kind of work I want to do. I don't mind fighting, but it definitely gets tiring. And so it's nice to be re-energized. I'm actually looking forward to getting back and rethinking some things, getting myself focused on the way forward.