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?

TLS

2 comments:

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...

Hey,

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.

TLS