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About introspectivejourney

A UW-Madison student, activist and writer. Hopelessly idealistic, tirelessly introspective, socially inept, slightly insane.

A Short Trip

I have been trying to slow down.  Over the past eight months, I’ve recalled the mantra of my friend from the ESL certification class: Live slowly.  An absolutely impossible task.  My idea of living slowly included meditating for as long … Continue reading

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On Doing the Right Thing

It’s taken me a couple of days to collect my thoughts about the recent local elections, and I think I’m now in a clear-headed enough place to jot a few things down. I think the core of my politics has … Continue reading

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More Campaign Fun

There has been a considerable amount of commentary on District 8 in the last week, and so I’ll add a few words. In my opinion, it is a very fortunate thing that 1) The campus press does not represent student … Continue reading

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Campaign Notes

There are many things worth commenting on regarding the District 8 alder race, but I’ll confine myself to just a few things here. First, I wanted to follow-up about a fairly hilarious email sent out by a group called the … Continue reading

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History in the Making

What we are witnessing in the streets of Madison is unprecedented in modern American history. The Huffington Post estimates that the protests have, at their peak, amounted to 70,000 people. And they’re only getting bigger. There is so little I … Continue reading

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On the Campaign Trail – and Other Thoughts…

With only a few more days until the primary for the District 8 alder race (along with other WI non-partisan races), I can honestly say the campaign trail has been good to me. Perhaps not in the mental health sense, … Continue reading

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Some Things Need to be Said

My excuse for writing this post is I feel compelled.  Compelled to set the record straight. Of course, this is probably why I’ve written 90% of my blog posts over the years; it really is too bad that a handful … Continue reading

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