Saturday, November 03, 2007

I decided just to sit down and start writing. I have no particular ideas here. I'm just pecking away with the notion that the activity itself will bring about an inspiration. Nothing yet.

What have I been doing all this time? It's been well over a month since I posted anything. For a time I got into a series of debates over at Blog Critics Magazine. Sadly, I lost most of them. I've tried to take on some generally right wing politicos who came armed with a lot of facts and figures, poll results and such. I should have known better. I'm not a "numbers" kind of guy. I'd make a position statement - generally an opinion - then I'd get slammed by the numbers guys. I have been duly humbled. I made a few attempts to find and counter their facts and figures to some effect., but on the whole I just don't have it in me to immerse myself in demographic studies, graphs, pie charts and such. So what does that mean to me?

Well, first I should be more careful about what I say and how I say it. I need to harness my tendancy to make broad claims that I can't, in fact, back up. It won't hurt me to be more prudent about the way I go about writing the things I write. It does little good for the advancement of my positions if the only ammunition I carry into the fray is emotion or wishful thinking. I need to bring more to a debate than bullshit.

For the time being at least, I'm going to leave the political harangues to others. I don't know what that will mean with respect to what I post here. I'm still licking my wounds. I'll be more circumspect about things though.

Anyhow. Why can't we just all get along?

Read any good books lately?



evegardengod said...

We can't get along because of some stupid snake and a girl named Eve...blast it all anyway, eh?

Have your read, Why We Hate; Understanding, Curbing, and Eliminating Hate in Ourselves and Our World, by Rush W. Dozier, Jr.? Might give some insight into your question about all of us not getting along. :-)

It's very good to hear from you. I was about to send out a search party.

Rebecca the poster formally known as Zoe.

Terry S said...


If we assume that Satan was and is male, then the true temptor was a guy. Eve got a bad wrap.

I'm not familiar with that book, but I'll check it out.

I did write a short note in response to your comment on my previous post. In it I went on about some recent success my older son was enjoying in Germany.

I no more than posted that comment when we learned that things went sour for him. I deleted the comment. I won't go into details, but suffice to say that the entertainment business is tough, not for the faint of heart.

As to my absence here, I noted in my last post that I just didn't have anything to say. I was just tapped out, I guess.

I don't feel re-energized as yet, but I'm hopeful that something will strike a nerve.

I have a bit of trouble keeping up with who you are at any given moment, but I suppose I'll always think of you as Zoe. Perhaps you have outgrown her, though. If so, I guess that's a good thing.