February 18, 2004

So he's out.

I heard it on the radio on the way home from work. Actually, I heard analysis of it first, without quite realizing it. I began to worry as it became more and more clear what they were talking about. I can't say I was surprised, of course. But when the radio announcer finally actually said that Dean was officially out of the race, I surprised myself. I almost started to cry.

Why? I'm not sure. I wasn't that huge a Dean supporter. I didn't even totally make up my mind until a few hours before I voted. But even then, my conflict was between voting for electability or for what I liked. Dean convinced me. I guess that's it. I liked him and believed him. And maybe I'm upset not so much because he's out (it's seemed pretty clear for a while that he wouldn't win) but because it's yet another blow to my idealism. I want people to win (at this; in general) by being good and nice and sincere. I don't want to let that go.

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February 16, 2004

On Beulah Height by Reginald Hill

I discovered a new mystery series--the Dalziel/Pascoe series by Reginald Hill. My mystery book group read On Beulah Height this month, and I ended up really liking it. It was one of those books that's kind of odd and hard to get into, but by the end I was really liking it. And I particularly liked some of the characters who are in other books in the series, so now I want to read the others. The story revolves around the disappearance of several little girls in a small town in Yorkshire, and it goes back and forth between a present day incident and a series of crimes fifteen years before. It was a bit scary, and some of the details about the children's murders were disturbing, but it was overall a very good mystery, and I'd recommend it.

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