January 24, 2014

  • I’ve Been Derelict

    …in tending to my Xanga duties.

    Basically,  I think I stopped updating when I moved to Geneva, which is totes not cool because it’s been the most interesting part of my life so far.

    The internship is going well. I wish I could say that I have a higher opinion of the UN than I do…but, I better understand it’s structural challenges.

    Also–I’m convinced that there needs to be a radical shift away from the tradition notion of state sovereignty in the social contract of nations. The more I think about it, the less I’m a fan of democracy–not that I have a better alternative, I’m just increasingly less impressed with the status quo.

    Oh, here’s something: everyone here thinks I’m German. I’m very not–but apparently tall quasi-blond people who speak French are automatically German. I guess that’s just life? IDK.

    I still worry about finding a job. The thing is: in about 9 months, I will be a lawyer, licensed to practice in Texas, with a degree in economics and who speaks three languages. Still–I will have to work my ass off to FIND a job. Something about the American belief in education being the “hope basket” of the future is incredibly skewed. When education is an increasingly risky venture, it will only further ENTRENCH income disparity, not alleviate it.

    Sixteen other thoughts that I want to say but won’t.

    I’m typing this in a bar right now and there is a 10-year old across the room. It’s the first time that’s ever happened.

    I’m seriously entertaining the idea of taking a road trip in France next weekend to see the castles along the Loire River. If you have any suggestions/feedback/etc., I’m very opened to them.

    In summary: life is great and sucks. I like where I am right now, but am all too aware that it will end in two months and then I have to go back to real life and I’ll hate it.

    Between now and my next poste (hopefully soon), you cats keep it real.

Comments (5)

  • Wow. I do hope you make the most of your time in Geneva – travel as much as you can because you don’t want to think back as say that you wasted an opportunity! You should contact Michel Fauquet here on xanga – I bet he could give you some tips on the best spots (must see) in his native France…

  • If I were in Switzerland I would completely forget Xanga. We were there a couple of times, back in the 1960s and 70s. We also were in a couple of castles. All I remember is that they are COLD!!!

  • I hope the winter there is no where near like what we are having here in the Midwest. If you know Michael Fauquet who is a wonderful xangan, you should contact him. He lives near Normandy I think. The name of his town escapes me. But you can see him on Xanga and this one time, I think, it is good the email addresses are visible, so you can contact him. If you cannot see his email address and need it, please let me know.
    What do you mean you will be working hard towards getting a job in a few months. People in Texas are probably already inking you into their corporate structure. All the best to you.

  • I just remembered the name if the town where Michel lives in France. It is Amiens.

  • Good Luck! xoxo

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