Thursday, 16. August 2012
I’ve been intending to write this update since … well, mid July. Many of you have been wondering (some of you out loud) as to the reason for the absence of my usual long narratives and commentaries here at Boiling Frogs Post. I certainly owe you an explanation, and by ‘you’ I mean our loyal BFP supporters. The short explanation would be: one of the most chaotic (roller-coaster) months of my life. As to the long answer … I’ll spare you the painful and tedious details, and try to briefly summarize the path I have been on lately.
Those of you who have known me and this website know very well how I’ve been trying hard to get out of this sin city (Washington DC). Some of you know about my lobbyists-MIC-parasitic government insiders’ neighborhood. A few of you know even more;-) Anyhow, after three years of trying, we finally sold our house last month. While part of me was ready to jump up and down with joy, the other part was busy dressing the wounds caused by what is referred to as a ‘fire sale.’ To top that, we were given this condition of speedy move out and transfer. To top that further, during this very short period we had to sell all furniture and what-not (everything except for photos, documents, books, and a few sentimental items). And to top all that, I had to do all this while continuing my full-time motherhood, and taking care of my sunny and handful four-year old daughter…But that’s not all. Not even half of it!
Here, I am going to remind myself-again: I must spare you the details. With that in mind, here is where I am and where I’m headed:
We are out of our house which was our home for over 16 years. The pain of fire-sale has subsided a bit. We are currently in a temporary furnished rental apartment that is centrally but painfully located. Why? From every window of this 11th floor unit I get to see Pentagon buildings. Again, those of you who know me know that saying it is ‘painful’ is no exaggeration. Yuck.
Anyhow, this week we’ll leave this area for good (Hooray!). We will be on the road (also in the air) for about two weeks. Our final destination (or maybe a transitional destination) is the state of Oregon- Any Oregonian here among our BFP irate minority members? How is that for getting pretty far from this sin city-yet still within the borders of our nation? The next 2-3 weeks will be filled with travel, rental home hunting, and basically starting all over. By September 3 I should be settled enough to get back to my writings/analyses/research. Please don’t worry- BFP won’t be completely down. We’ll have our usual weekly video reports with James Corbett. Andrew Gavin Marshall and Peter B Collins will continue our weekly podcast series. Paul Jamiol will provide you with his editorial cartoons and weekend music. And we’ll showcase our partner and contributing authors’ articles and analyses. During the next two weeks I won’t be able to spend the usual 4-5 hours daily for our nightly news and editorial round up, however, I will be in touch, and may even have a few commentaries during this gypsy stage.
On another front, a real good one that is, I am proud to announce our upcoming exclusive BFP podcast series produced by Eric Draitser. Starting this September, Eric will have a weekly podcast show filled with exciting interviews, commentaries, and international news updates. As with our other multi-media productions, Eric’s weekly show will be initially available to our BFP subscribers, and available to all a few weeks later…