My colleague, Amy (shoutout to Amy), lent me her Al Franken book and I’m reading it slowly in the office during office hours. I’m still in the early pages. One thing he wrote about that I identified with was dreaming that his teeth disintegrated. I have that dream frequently myself. Someone once told me that it was a sign of stress and feeling defenseless and vulnerable, because your teeth are the last measure of protection that you have in a very primal sort of way.
So, Al Franken really is running for U.S. Senate, I think (see Al Franken For U.S. Senate). In his Youtube video, he talks about pulling yourself up by the bootstraps, but that you have to have the boots first. (See also Minnesota Monitor’s Feb. 19th interview.)