You'll notice this blog has been eerily quiet over the last months. There is a reason for that. I have indeed been very busy, and time to blog has been limited, but that doesn't mean I haven't written anything. I have started and abandoned six different posts. All of them were concerned with national conversations. The election and its aftermath, the bizarre fight over tax policy, the astonishing mendacity of the Romney campaign and the right wing echo chamber, and most recently, gun control in the wake of the catastrophic horror in Connecticut.
As I said, I abandoned all those posts. The reason is both simple and complex. It seems to be increasingly impossible to have rational, adult conversations on a national scale about serious issues any longer. When the response to the massacre of 26 innocent souls (20 of them small children) is to suggest arming every school in the country, we've left the sphere of the rational. When an election is called for the President, and the chief political consultant of the propaganda network refuses, on live air, to believe what he's been told, that's simple denial. However, when people then decide to lodge petitions of secession, we've gone off the deep end.
I can't perpetuate the divisiveness or take part in the lunacy any longer. I'm going to stop editorializing on things I can't control. Instead, from here on in, blahblahginger will be purely personal. I'll limit myself to what's going on in my own world. 2012 was a busy, adventure-filled, and memorably *fun* year. I'll talk about that in the next post.
But no more politics, no more rants on the utter stupidity that's become epidemic in the public domain, and no more yelling into the hurricane. The sentiment that's been running through my head recently is going to be the guide for the future of this blog:
Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.