Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

13 Nov 2003, 9:22 a.m.

New Rationalizations

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2003 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

This boy's imitation of the train conductor inspired the latest motif in my dreams. For the last two nights, I have had NPR dreams. On Tuesday night I dreamt that I met Camille Paglia and Andrew Sullivan and desperately wanted them to like me, and on Wednesday night I dreamt that C.J. from the West Wing was driving me somewhere and I was explaining a variant of Harry Potter to her. In both cases, I thought within the dream, "hey, this person is doing a very good imitation of a KQED or NPR person doing a report." Well, yeah.