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Thursday, April 12, 2007

In the 21st Century Now

As of evening before last, I no longer have a WebTV or landline phone account.

Today I ran again into a street fundraiser for a nonprofit whom I'd talked to a couple weeks ago. I'd realized after the first conversation, in which I'd said I'd get back to him about possibly pledging support, that what made me uncomfortable was his high-pressure approach, and the reason I'm so sensitive to it derives from my adolescent experience with a political cult. When I saw him again today, I had the chance to explain this to him, and he seemed to understand. Being able to do this really felt a great relief to me.

I'll have to go into that cult experience in more detail here when I get a chance.

Eric Hamell

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