Sorry for the delay in posting correspondence from Felipe Perez ’99. While Felipe is off risking his life, I’m busying throwing together experiments for political groups and writing papers. Not really the same type of thing.

Felipe’s next email was short and sweet.

Thursday, 15 July 2004
Subject: Fort McCoy

Gotta make this quick, but just wanted to send my best to all from beautiful Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. I’m not kidding, either. It’s surprisingly lush and green here. If not for all the spent ammunition and unexploded artillery everywhere, this place would be a great big park.

Also, I wanted to send a big thanks for the great outpouring of love and concern I’ve received over the last few weeks. At this point, I’ve seen, spoken with, or e-mailed with many of you, and it really is a big source of strength right now.

I’ll be here for a month, and during that time I should have regular (if infrequent) access to e-mail and my phone. Would love to here from y’all.

Much love,


I am a little concerned that the US military is training troops for Iraq in Wisconsin. Not qute the same type of environment. Actually, the two climates are about as similar as my work with Felipe’s. Both are building towards an election, but one election is a little hotter/more crucial than the other.

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