Canada trip with everyone last week, but last night was my summer vacation. Slow power outage led me to the suburbs. I've never appreciated the convience of a vinyl village so much. Floating in a pool, starring at stars. Listening to rants of blue vs. red politics, making stirfry in a new, clean apatment in my bathing suit, watching TV. Oh, I felt like I could have thrown all of my values into the wind and become a bourgeois democrat. He almost had me convinced to stop riding my bike and just buy carbon credits to offset driving more... Almost..