so i’m currently in madison, wisconsin on business, staying at a hotel down on capital square. the other day i saw a small (25-30 maybe) group of people gathered together for what looked like a protest. with guitars. and someone chalked an ungrammatical sentence on the sidewalk having to do with things not being over yet.
the overwhelming sense i have of madison is that it’s too progressive for its own good. and earnest, progressive madisonians seem kind of silly to me. that’s not meant to be an intellectual or well-researched statement — just an impression. but it’s a strong impression.