I’ve had a lot of challenges in my life over the last couple of years, which has made blogging as much as I would like difficult. When you add on the poisonous political climate, which has come to Virginia in a big way, it makes me wonder what the point is.
Thomas Jefferson’s quote, which graces the front page of this blog, is what has kept me going this long:
I know no safe depositary of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.
I was never concerned with the trivialities of such things as hits – it was about getting out of my head the many things that rattle around in it. A tree falling in the forest still makes a sound, after all.
Were it not for this blog, though, I doubt I would have been given the opportunity to write for The Virginian-Pilot, which I’ve been doing weekly since July 2011. I’ve given the paper my best work – and as long as they let me, I’ll continue to do so.
Last week, I had made a decision to shutter this blog. But then something came up – and then something else.
For now, I’ll keep the site up. I may not post something every day – or even every week. Sometimes, I’ll post things over on my Facebook page, which is where I’ve started putting up things I find interest, things that used to generate blog posts. And, of course, I’ll still be on Twitter.
A site redesign is coming, too – as soon as I can find the energy to do it.
Seven years. Heck, that’s longer than some marriages.