with the right venue I could make such progress
You don't even know.
I took a break last night to see a two hour thing about the issue of media consolidation. Rep Saunders from VT, Naomi Klein, and Amy Goodman. It was long. Also thought-provoking. They are all very good speakers. Amy Goodman was the one who told me things that I didn't already know. The rest was rousing raise the troops kind of stuff. My Guy and I were among "friends" (said sarcastically) and friends (genuine). *sigh* And then it was back to my reality.
I worked at the Engineering Library until 7 this morning.
Sitting there through the night walking past sleeping figures on the floor, chairs and table brought back memories of a time when I used to do this all the time. When I was EE and we practically lived at the CS building.
Of course I was younger then, had more stamina and it used to be a lot more fun - I was working and chillin' with my friends.
But I am up and I am going to get coffee now.