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Wednesday, August 24, 2011


My notes are beginning to record how I deal with low self-esteem.  I look forward to looking back with pride to this note dated 15 August 2011 at 10:29 am.  The time is far off but I would like to believe I'm getting there. Below I wrote, "I start from the very beginning because I should know the beginning." This refers to the need to study politics and political analysis from scratch. At 40, still doing Politics 101.

As much as I have to learn how not to be easily convinced, so should I develop the faith to be convincing in the directions being opened up by reading the literature on development.  Convincing others, and not just myself, is one way to go.

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