Saturday, September 27, 2008

Fargo, Again

One day never seems enough to get all the errands taken care of. While I have to ensure the logistics of the kayak trip run smoothly, I also have to pay bills and tend to things in the real world. Not least of which is my financial situation which, like everyone else has been taking a beating.

Being that Wall Street is still in my blood, I spent a good deal of time looking over the 700 Billion dollar bailout plan. I didn’t really as in depth as I would have liked, at least not to the point of having an educated conversation regarding the situation. I do however generally feel that we are a capitalist country and the government should generally get out of the way. I have always thought that it is the government’s job to provide roads, military and other mandatory public services. It seems though that the government is leaning towards socialism. While I wouldn’t trade what I am doing for the world, I really miss Wall Street.

Somewhat related to that I had the presidential debate to digest. This trip is about kayaking, not politics, so I will leave it at that.

I finished my night by taking a dip in the hot tub. I am pretty sure the early settlers and runners of the river did it somewhat differently.

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