Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

30 Mar 2002, 18:49 p.m.

I visited the Anarchist Bookfair and hung out a great…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

I visited the Anarchist Bookfair and hung out a great deal with Steve and met up with Anirvan and Seth. I also saw people whom I knew (sort of) had not expected to see: namely, Reina Palacios (now Reina Hutchinson), a person I'd known in high school; Peter, a fella I vaguely know from Cal; and Keith Knight, a cartoonist whose "The K Chronicles" appears on Wednesdays at

I bought merchandise from Knight and got his autograph. I also got:

  • a bookmark or two
  • a necklace of beads, gratis
  • a CD of music by Pete Seeger (If I Had a Hammer: Songs of Hope and Struggle, on the Smithsonian Folkways label)
  • J.G. Eccarius's book of short stories, Down and Out in the Ivy League
  • a booklet by John Johnson, Why I Am Not a Mormon: Fallacies of the Mormon Faith. I think Leonard and Adam might be interested in borrowing that one.
I would have bought Divorce Your Car! by Katie Alvord (New Society Publishers), but I spent far too much as it is.

Now I'm hanging out at home, the room to myself, listening to A Prairie Home Companion and hoping to read and do homework. A good weekend so far.