This is one of the saddest things I've read in a long time.

In honor of Labor Day

"Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration."

~ Abraham Lincoln via Howard Dean's site


I am more energized to work to get the Bush administration out of power in '04 than I have been about any campaign in a very long time.
My friend Dawn Friedman has launched what she calls her ""Evil Google Plan" to post people's names in hopes they will google themselves and contact her. It's a great way to track down long lost friends. So I want to try it too.

From my Webb School years, I'd love to hear from Lee Gillis, Bryan Upchurch, Randy Tremaine, Daniel Wilcox, Pam Crockett, the Al-Haddad clan, Tate Westbrook, Marci Gerwe, Jeff Wooden, Doug Holder, Taryn Estes... and many others that will probably occur to me after I post this.

I'd love to hear from Shawn McKinney who was my roommate freshman year of college my first semester, as well as R-MWC friends like Kris Oh and Molly Hughes, Mallory Troxler and Mimi Carter. I have completely lost touch with David Graham, my evil genius pal from Harvard and many a TN Democratic campaign road trip. I'd also love to hear from Bill Dixon (who actually WORKED for Google, last I heard...), Gray Sasser, and Mike Sonnie. MIA friends from UT include Amanda Alley, Kari Amundsen, Mike Hodge, Tammy Kaousias, Simon Rowcliffe, and Greg Ball, and Tim Dimick. I really regret having fallen out of touch with Shari Lipscomb, Pam Jorden, and Jimmy Williamson.

Former workmates: Mark Anderson, Sonia Fine, Mary Hughes, Pam Washington, Janette Burgin, Phil Moser...

Friends from far back in the recesses of my childhood would be Abe Gueller and the entire wild n wooly Gueller clan of Gray's Harbor, Washington.

The number one person on my most-wanted list is Neil Bomar.

So if any of you find yourselves mentioned here, drop me a note and let me know how you are.

Katie -
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If you needed further proof that the National Organization for Women (NOW) has become totally irrelevant and out of touch, here it is. And I say this as a pro-choice, employed, feminist Democrat.


I have a new column up on why I think schools should abolish homework. Let me know what you think.