Thursday, July 1, 2010
Change I Believe In
I haven't been blogging as much lately.
This is for a couple of reasons. One is that I've been finishing the first draft of my current novel and some other projects. This leaves little time for blogging. I have a rule: energy for blogging must not come from energy dedicated to writing. I can't put myself into the position of substituting something that is fun but not all that important to me for something that is much harder but more rewarding.
Writing the longer essays is a lot of work. My life is a zero sum game and time and energy that is spent on essays has to come from somewhere. It can't come from writing. It can't come from my job. And I won't let it rob me of time with my family. What's left is precious little.
So I have to think of better ways.
I do a fairly long essay every couple of weeks for the BVC blog and I cross post that here. That, for reasons that are obscure to me, have been largely about evolution. That covers a bit. I've been considering shorter, more frequent entries. We'll see how that works.
Another reason has been outright depression about some things.
Over the last couple of years I've been blogging fairly regularly about political and public foolishness. But over the last year the foolishness has gone from being humorous to being annoying, from being annoying to pissing me off and from pissing me off to outright malignancy. There are people in the political and social sphere that have made it their business and avocation to create a social cancer in this country. Jay Severin has gone so far as to talk about Obama being a communist and advocating impeachment. Newt Gingrich has written a bout about Obama's "secular socialist agenda". Anne Coulter-- well, the less said about her the better. Then, there's the Texas school board. The list goes on and on.
The left isn't a lot better.
Since nothing I say here is going to actually effect any change I've decided not to dwell on it here.
Which leads me to wonder what I want to say here.
Hence the lower output.
I do think I want to talk about science, making objects and drawing attention to wonderful things.
So: stay tuned. We'll see what I come up with.