The past few weeks have been rough, to say the least. But, I’ve determined to that I’ll not be using the blog to discuss politics. For one thing, the swirling tornado of constant bullshit is exhausting. For another, some folks are simply far, far better at it than I could ever be. I’ll leave the personal political commentary to Facebook.
I started blogging because I wanted to write about the things that bring me joy–scooters, the outdoors, redneck engineering, sustainable living, critters–and it gave me a reason to become a better writer. Practice makes perfect, right? Well, the intervening six years worth of education hasn’t hurt one bit, either.
Now that I’m well past being a middle-aged student, more of my time is my own. Having a regular 9-to-5 job is, of course, soul-sucking. But, it doesn’t suck quite as hard as having several hobbies and no money, which is pretty much what sidelined my adventuring the past several years. In turn, that lack of (what I call) adventuring left me with not much to say.
Either that or I was just vicariously living life via Facebook and the Discovery Channel. Haven’t quite put my finger on it, yet. Basically, the blog is so others get the chance to live vicariously through me again, should anyone actually care to do so.
It’s time to build upon the experiences of yesterday and start everything anew.