When I traveled cross-country last fall, a close friend who lives in our nation’s capital observed that one of the great challenges in my life has been the tension between my interest in politics and my passion for literature (or, as I would put it, in myths, movies, novels or poems).
Well, because of family travels this summer, I’ve not had as much time to focus on that latter passion as I would like, particularly at it involves my graduate studies.Â I have fallen behind (way behind) on research for my dissertation.
Were it not for that, I would definitely be headed to St. Paul for the GOP Convention next week. Â
But, with encouragement from other bloggers and one pundit, I’m now on the fence again. Â It would be great to see a political convention up close — and to meet so many bloggers whom I read and with whom I have corresponded. Â
I’ll let you know if I should go. Â If you plan on attending, please let me know. Â Maybe we could arrange a cocktail hour for GayPatriot readers.
ADDENDUM: Should I go, it will be in a weird capacity, both as an advocate and a journalist, an advocate because I favor John McCain’s election as president and a journalist, because if I go, I’ll be covering it for this blog.