Unfortunately, I haven’t been blogging for a while (4 months) because it’s been quite a hectic time for me. Trying to put it succinctly, I graduated with an MPA from Indiana University Bloomington in May, vacationed with my parents in Europe for part of May/June, and got a job in July in Wisconsin. I’ve been working here in the Badger State for a month now, and it’s been going great. Since I’m now a little more settled, I’ll hopefully be blogging on a semi-regular basis from now on. My blogs might be a little shorter, but hopefully I’ll add some more information (with my opinion added in) to the political debate.
I know that I haven’t posted in the past month, but these past few weeks of graduate school have been non-stop work and the next 2.5 weeks will be the same, PLUS end-of-semester projects and finals. Wish me luck everyone. Oh yea, already starting the job applications so think job acceptance too! See you all in a bit.
My goal since January has been to post something about anything, and usually related to politics, about once every 5 days. This thing called graduate school, though, has been and will be swamping me this month with endless papers, projects, and finals. I will still be reading, liking and commenting the blogs that I currently follow, but I unfortunately do not have the energy to take an expansive view about a topic, issue, or story and write about it to the normal degree of attention I give to it. Starting May, I will have finalized my summer internship plans and begin a more relaxing schedule in which I will be able to blog substantially once again.
Sorry, I’ve been away for so long…Over the past 4 months, I have finished my last quarter at UCLA as a double major with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Scandinavian Languages and Cultures & Political Science and have enrolled at Indiana University – Bloomington for my Masters in Public Affairs (with concentrations in Public Financial Management & State and Local Government).
To summarize politically, Mitt Romney has (nearly) won the Republican nomination and California has (successfully?) completed its new round of elections with independently drawn districts and the top-two primary. The Howard-Berman race in the San Fernando Valley is the most closely watched in the nation, but there are also a lot of other Dem-Dem and Rep-Rep contests to be battled in the November general elections. Future posts will be more skewed towards the MidWest (and Indiana in particular) and less about California, but still some.