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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! I am on my mobile version of the door-to-door, going town-to-town holding readings/gatherings/discussions of my book "But What Can I Do?" This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels since 9/11 as I engage in dialogue and actions. It is steaming with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society we want ALL to thrive in

Friday, October 14, 2016

5000 voters registering....

As I got into my truck to leave Shreveport, two men approached me to ask me about my truck. They were very curious - and kind - as to how I could afford to drive around the country.

Both of them worked for the registrar's office. When I asked them what was happening in Louisiana, they told me that Monday had been the last day to register to vote and the first time ever, they had 5000 people flock to the office to register.

The thought crossed my mind to ask if they were registering for the Dems or Repubs - or if they were legitimate registrations, as in not duplicate voters, etc. - but I decided I didn't want to know.

DEPLORABLES 4 'rump...

I just finished working out at the Y - two days in a row!!! Today I was able to swim (in a pretty old short pool but it worked! And only 1 other swimmer!) AND jog for almost two miles! I'm relieved and happy!

I got several angry fuck yous this morning thru the rain at the tail end of Texas but best of all, driving the three blocks to the Y and parking my truck in a more visible location, I found myself behind another white pick-up truck with the funniest bumper sticker! First I thought it was a truth-spreading sticker & I almost waved down the guy, but then I realized he was fuckin serious: "DEPLORABLES for 'rump 2016" but only because there was another bumper sticker underneath that said "'rump take our country back"...

Holy moly.

I'm changing up strategy for the next few dayz. The beginning of my truth-spreading trip, I just drove to the Grand Canyon, only engaging with people at rest areas until I arrived in the park. Then leaving the Grand Canyon, I went to Nogales and participated in that action.

Leaving Nogales, it was so fuckin hot I had to drive at night, all night, and in the early morning to avoid the heat - so again, I've interacted mostly with people at rest stops.

I don't need to stop at truck stops to buy fuel and I certainly don't go to fast food places, coffee shops in this part of the country, or shopping malls - the places I might be able to engage in dialogue with folks.

My plan is to continue getting caught in as many "rush hour" traffics as I can and then hang out during the day in 'downtown' or shopping malls where there are outdoor cafes if I can find them. Somewhere I can buy a coffee and pretend to be sipping it while I write or read and watch the reactions to my truck, ready to spring into action.

Given the fact that internet seems to be severely limited if not non-existent in this part of the country, I also have to find libraries to work at as well as Y's to exercise in.