Saturday, December 24, 2005

The Sound

Perhaps it would be a better country if everyone threw his or her hat into the ring, at least once, just to know what it's like. It's so easy to say what a candidate ought to do, given this or that bump in the road, when you're standing off to the side of the road. "The Sound," an account from my own brief life as a candidate, was published by STYLE Weekly in 2000:

"In the spring of 1984, I ran for public office. In case the Rea for City Council campaign doesn’t ring a bell, it was a spontaneous and totally independent undertaking. No doubt, it showed. Predictably, I lost, but I’ve never regretted the snap decision to run. The education was quite simply worth the price..."

Click here to read the piece.
The photo is from the 1984 campaign's launching at the City Library (photographer unknown).

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