I always vote. It’s hard because it’s so dreary in those places. People dress badly. It’s decorated badly. Try to pick up people when you vote. I tell college kids that when I’m lecturing. I say, ‘Dress provocatively.’ Cruise. Touch yourself as you pull the lever. Do things to make it more interesting. How else are we going to get young people to vote? They think it’s dull.
So, I figured how my life is like something in Wonderland:
I am Alice.
Mad Hatter is chasing me but I do not know he wants me.
I keep chasing the White Rabbit who runs even farther and acts like I’m not important for him.
The Cheshire will appear soon. (But puts a grin on my face.)
The Queen keeps telling me what to do without thinking of what I want.
No, the Queen is not my mother. LOL
Anderson Cooper saving a boy in Haiti during a shooting. A slab of concrete was dropped on the boys head.
Anderson freaking Cooper, everyone.
Some journalists like to be strictly observers. they don’t intervene, they don’t participate. they just document what they see, even if what they see is terrible. But the way I see it, journalists don’t exist in a vacuum. They are human beings, living and working in a very human environment. And that humanity is essential in relating to their stories. When you lose your humanity, you lose any kind of journalistic integrity you have left.