This week I started my new job working for the City of Seattle, Department of Transportation (aka SDOT). This coming Sunday evening, I’ll be reading a story I wrote called “Exit Interview” about getting laid off from my old job. At the time I conceived it, the plot was mere imagination, but I knew the ax would eventually fall. Additionally, the story morphs into being about the end of my life, and then, more eventually still, about the end of the world. And again, I used my imagination but I have a pretty good general idea of how these things will go.
So why am I reading this story on Sunday evening (with the help of the truly excellent Brandon Simmons)? And why, in support of Bernie Sanders campaign to become the next president of the United States of America?
So many think he doesn’t have a chance. Others think he’s inured to the injustice of American racism, puffed up on a cloud of clueless White progressivism.
What do you think?
Do you think he has a chance to become our next president?
Here’s my suggestion: use your imagination; because like me— like all of us— you have a pretty good idea of what will happen otherwise.
Here’s the details on Sunday’s event:
Weekends for Bernie: A monthly variety show fundraiser to benefit the Presidential bid of Senator Bernie Sanders
Sunday, August 16th, 7pm $10
The Pocket Theater
8312 Greenwood Ave N
Line-up (so far):
Kermet Apio (Stand-up)
Jennifer Burdette (Stand-up)
Cathy Sorbo's Songs of Filth
Ubiquitous They (Sketch)
DonnaTella Howe (Drag)
Paul Mullin & Brandon Simmons (Spoken Word Fiction)
Hosted by Dave Clapper and Julie Mains.
100% of the proceeds from Weekends FOR Bernie! will go directly to the Sanders for President campaign.
Weekends FOR Bernie! Website: https://www.weekendsforbernie.com/