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08:15 am: Today

  • Today, 2 pm, the State House in Boston. Hearing on the anti size-discrimination bill 1844. Room A2. Three minutes to speak. Much to witness.

  • I'm not going to be lyrical.

  • I've been kindly offered a ride by a nice person who says she's inexperienced and nervous about driving in the city. We're trying to park right on the Common! Will we make it out of there before dark? Boston's long history shows up in its labyrinthian one way streets and lack of helpful signage indicating the way to I-90. I've been stressfully lost on the streets of Boston like nowhere else. Here we go.

  • Evidently, there's a luncheon. I hadn't heard.

  • I was having a fantasy of going to look for the reading room in the Boston Public Library in Copley Square, which I didn't know existed when I was young and washing my hands in its grand marble bathrooms during my fire escape painting days. But there's a luncheon.

  • My laptop crashed.

  • A deadline's near and the work's not done.

  • My printer broke. I rode the eleven or twelve miles roundtrip to Hadley yesterday to get a new one. Uncleared ice on the bike path! Vigor, sunshine, low hills.

  • I'm a little frazzled. And novel haunted.

  • It's good to have a strategic moment to say: Discrimination based on height and weight is wrong. It's good to act to try to help stop it.



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From:bounce_n_jiggle
Date:March 25th, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)
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go Susan go!
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From:susanstinson
Date:March 26th, 2008 02:29 am (UTC)
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It was amazing. A really powerful thing.
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From:plaid_is_best
Date:March 25th, 2008 02:34 pm (UTC)
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I am so , so glad you are there to say it. Thank you
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From:susanstinson
Date:March 26th, 2008 02:30 am (UTC)
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Oh my gosh, that thing they say about just showing up for things you think are important, if you can, it's true. It really does matter.
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From:plaid_is_best
Date:March 26th, 2008 01:04 pm (UTC)
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It really does, and I appreciate that you can. Can't wait to read all about it!
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