Live in Antarctica, work on environmental preservation and document the melting of the glaciers. Particularly make high quality audio recordings of the sounds of the glaciers during storms, calm, melting, freezing, etc.
Live in Bangkok, work on eco-friendly, high density urban living plans.
Live in Berlin, work on gathering stories from before the wall fell, as well as establishing appropriate historical spaces. Help with the ressurrecting of the memorial wall line. Try to get a job as one of the people piecing together the torn up Stasi papers.
Live in Edinburgh, work on studying the underground city for historical purposes as well as to see if certain parts can be modernized and used to help alleviate urban congestion. Bring more history outweigh the ghost stories.
Live in Ho Chih Minh City, study the families soldiers left behind during the war. Return to the places where my uncle fought.
Live in Ireland, find my grandmother\’s family, Lynch. Work to legalize abortion in Ireland.
Live in Lorraine, France, work on the restoration of the family land and home (no shit, there\’s a castle). Trace back the name and find relatives; from the original line, the existence of less than 200 people is known.
Live in Louisiana, work to fight the draining of the swamps for corporate use. Help the inhabitants fight back, secure their houses from sinking into the muck, and work on the declining eco-system. Try to reintroduce lost life.
Live in New York, work on the legalization and social recognition of the sex industry by promoting sex-positive design, such as in the Netherlands. Create publicly accessible and safe, sanitary red light districts. Health care plans for workers with clinics and doctors nearby. Management and safety skills taught to all workers. \”Open window\” policy implemented. Regulation of fees, payments, taxes, health inspections. Proper building coding to add safety. Proper public sanitation/services in zoned areas. Also, introduction of legalized services in multi-use areas on a smaller scale to serve upper-scale, non-novelty clients as well as ease of access for clients and workers. Etc.
Live in Pittsburgh, restore a house or three, live on the cheap and easy, write a book on the history of the Mexican War Streets or about the melting pot aspect. Work for the Heinz Institute as a sustainable urban planner. Get a degree in urban bullshitting from Pitt. Work on the initiative to bring more urban farms to the Strip District. Work against Murphy\’s new Fifth and Forbes plan. Stop kicking myself. Have a workshop in the basement, a garden in the backyard with a bbq pit, and bring home dogs from the volunteer job at the human society. Work on restoring the warehouses as affordable instead of yuppie housing. Dream my idealized life away.
Live in Poland, find out if any of my relatives are still there. Work on the continuing research about the use of the Wieliczka salt mine as a hiding place during the Holocaust.
Live in Portland, be a poor ass artfag. Work on eco-friendly, sustainable and affordable housing for low income families.
Live in Spain, find the family of the man whose identity my great-grandfather stole. See if I can find out why.
Live in southern Italy, be a lazy expat and live an indulgent lifestyle of reading in the sun, swimming, and enjoying the local cuisine. My rich sugar daddy will have to pay for it. Maybe write the feminist novel response to The Godfather. Nah, too much work.
Live in Washington, DC, research the race riots. Discover the identity of the boy who\’s body was never claimed in the \’68 riots. Do a house by house and business by business break down by race of the owners and occupants from 1865 through 1990. Follow break down with analysis of destruction and looting. Analyze where bodies were found, where they came from, how they died. Bring light to the policeman who shot an unarmed man in the back during the \’68 riots and was never prosecuted. Bring light to how the police and federal forces really dropped the ball. Clear Stokely Carmicheal\’s name; track down his widow and try and get her to talk. Demand the release of the Carmicheal FBI files. Interview people who were present during the riots — people other than the police, federal troops and reporters. Appeal for a federal apology to the residents of the city. Figure out why the fuck there have been no public studies released on the Washington riots. Drown in the politics and sociological tensions of 40 years ago that continue to keep a steel grip on modern times.
Live anywhere but here, be a lifetime scholar/researcher/writer or librarian. Rarely emerge from the books, eventually die from chronic bronchitis.