I was given these pictures. They took me back and had me listening to Christmas music until 3:30AM–here in North Myrtle they play great Blues and Shag Christmas music.
It’s difficult to explain who I was then. A chameleon with different looks and different personalities for every hour and every person. Not that I tried. I thought myself lacking personality and any type of charisma or “why do people want to meet me?”
I hadn’t been very popular in Jericho. Really I didn’t give anybody a chance to know me. I was lost in my own insecurities.
Then I began college. To say I was “popular” is to understate it greatly. Later I became convinced that I was Robbie’s first PR project. But even after the years of Robbie, I had no problems meeting people (usually guys first.)
What I had was a problem understanding that people liked me for myself not because I could look like some girl they once had a crush on, or a less dissapaited Joplin
Yet I remember thinking, often, “be careful what you wish for….” I was given a gift. An opportunity to have a great life. When all is said and done I have to admit I didn’t take that gift and purposely go with it, but somehow though my life hasn’t been conventional I have had an amazing life.
I believe in second and third, fourth and fifth acts. Both the girl in the pictures and the me today have much to say. And we have only just begun
Usually I agree with Paul Krugman, and who am I to argue with a recent Noble Prize winning economist? Never stopped me before–obviously I found out I have a strong personality in answer to my post above.
Anyway when he talks about FDR and the New Deal programs having oversight built into them he leaves out one important fundamental. There were no programs similar to them before.
FDR, Harry Hopkins, Harold Ickes, Francis Perkins etc didn’t have to go before Congressional committees, have votes taken, even Constitutional Amendments. It’s much much harder to begin a program today as we have so much red tape to snip.
About Obama vacationing in a luxe house. I want my president well rested. I expect presidents to vacation grandly.
Caroline Kennedy–I’m conflicted. I like her, I think she has as many qualifications as anybody else really. She has written several books on Con Law. I would much rather have her as Senator than say Al D’Amato. Moynihan was an Ambassador first and a scholar who had written some brilliant books that I didn’t necessarily concur with but found myself totally immersed in.
I had no qualifications to do the job I was hired to do on his campaign staff. I volunteered and was offered a job the next day. It was overwhelming. I knew why I was hired. My looks. Unlike most girls I didn’t think that a good thing and didn’t use the opportunities to full or any advantage. On the other hand I had a great time