Friday, September 14, 2007

don't encourage martyrdom among the tree people...

i love berkeley. they have protesters living in trees to keep them from being cut down for an athletic facility. the university built a fence around them.

this is right down the street from the international house, where i lived for the summer of 2000. i remember giggling at the fault-line crack in the football stadium. i can imagine my then-20-year-old self finding it highly entertaining to have the tree people for neighbors. the whole argument has this element of delightful absurdity... i don't want to be a windmill fighter, really, but i enjoy finding myself among them.

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