Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

03 Jun 2002, 22:44 p.m.

I really need to get enough sleep and nutrition and…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

I really need to get enough sleep and nutrition and stretch regularly if I aim to use the bike as my primary mode of transportation. Today the ride to school seemed much harder than it had the previous time. I tried futzing with gears but it didn't help. Probably I just didn't have as much energy as I needed.

I started and finished Ursula K. Le Guin's The Lathe of Heaven today, as I am wont to do with books when I get my way. Not to pull a "more relevant than ever!", but my ability and inability to change my surroundings has intrigued me for a long time, and I read this book just as I was contemplating the responsibility I take for myself as I break away from my parents. More questions than answers, as per good Le Guin (as opposed to good Nancy Kress).

Professor Fish on the influence of the USSR on the Eastern Bloc: "If you can make Germans lazy and unproductive, Hungarians rude, and Russians inhospitable, you've accomplished a great deal."