ezs note: I don't know how much you enjoy Cubism and graffiti as works of art, but if you enjoy them as much as I do, perhaps it's time to visit Novato, Californiaand look up the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art!
ezs note: Floridians, (especially southwest area) at the bottom of this article are some resources which will get you started, both mentally and physically. However, do not go to those frauds which advertise "reparative therapy". They'll take your money (perhaps tens of thousands) and make you all the more miserable.
ezs note: Well, Primary Day is approaching, (next Tuesday) and you might be thinking of who to vote for. Well, I thought of this myself, and I thought I'd share them with you. I'm not endorsing these picks, just thought I'd share them with you. For the top pick only, I let you know who both the Democratic and Republican choices are. Here goes:
If you are choosing Democratic: Joe Ganim, Ned Lamont - Just so you know, I campaigned very briefly for Ned eight years ago. That having been said, I still looked at his campaign literature very carefully. I still have a few follow-up questions, but I feel comfortable with Ned. This is not the case with Joe - far from it. Let's leave his time in the pokey(!) Bridgeport is the worst city in the state, and under Ganim's watch, it ain't getting any better.
If you are choosing Republican: Mark Boughton, Tim Herbst, Steve Obsitnik, Bob Stefanowski, David Stemerman - Yeah, yeah, I know. None of these choices are exactly wonderful (at least to me). But if I had to choose one, Bob Stefanowski would be my choice. He uses the high road, and for me, that's a good sign.
Susan Bysiewicz, Charlie Stallworth, Eva Bermudez-Zimmerman - Susan is the endorsed candidate, but she's got flaws that I can't overlook. Bermudez-Zimmerman seems to be the better choice.
Paul Doyle, Chris Mattei, William Tong - William is the bestchoice, by far. If Richard Blumenthal retires, I'd pick him to be the next US Senator.
Dita Bhargava, Shawn Wooden - Can we talk, Dita? You might the most wonderful treasurer in the world. But you soured me. Permanently. Go away, Dita. I'm picking Shawn Wooden.
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Andy Fleischmann, Jillian Gilchrest - A tough choice, because I like and respect them both. I give the nod to Jillian, though, because it's really time for a change, not any animus toward you.