On April 1st I passed the two year mark, quietly unoticed by myself, or anyone else. It’s been a great deal of fun and driven a lot of soul searching, as well as many long hours of research (it’s never as easy as it looks.)
I’ve learned new things, I’ve eaten some crow when I was wrong on facts, and I’ve taken my share of slings and arrows. During all of that I’ve been consistently a lot more right than wrong as time played out, and through the long term views I take I hope to offer you a different look at current events.
Google news doesn’t want me and neither does Pajamas Media, but then I am not a consensus follower – I’ll never show up in Alexis, but I’m ok with that, and you should be too, after all the burgeoning crowd generally heads too far in the right direction through inertia and finds themselves sometimes at cliff’s edge.
Many of the things I originally meant to write about are still out there, over-run sometimes by the urgent, but those main themes are being developed over time. You can see some of them in the sidebar. My audience isn’t large, and I don’t intend it to be — what I do find is that mostly other bloggers come here. Some of them even borrow things, which is somewhat ok if you don’t steal my writing outright – the propagation of the ideas is much more important than credit to me.
So my goal is to influence rather than to drive populogue, I would rather make folks think than make them fear, froth, or fulminate. This online journal is about hope for the future and the changes coming, but it’s firmly reality-based. Omigosh… I sound almost like Obama… However you don’t have to vote for change: the future is going to happen and that always brings new change, that always brings new hope, and it brings it whether you want it or not, or whether you vote or not.
Through it all I think I’ve been consistent in philosophy, and hope that I’ve educated, entertained, and elightened my readers, as I still plan to still be here in my corner of the blogoverse in 20 years time.
Oh, that’s a real if rather dated picture of me, and yeah, that’s a semi-mullet, worn back at the time when only Brian Eno and a few other folks had one.