For the few of you who read this blog regularly, you have undoubtedly noticed the paucity of posts over the last several months. This is attributable to many things, but mostly it is because this blog, and all of my online doings, have become part of a wholesale reappraisal of my life (getting a jump on that old canard the mid-life crisis).
During that reappraisal, I spent a good bit of time reading the things I have posted here over the years, and decided that I didn’t like the direction my writing here was moving in. It had become too reactionary, too temporally topical and in some cases downright silly.
Instead of continuing on in that vein, or simply walking away completely, I have decided instead to refocus my writing on subjects near and dear to me, but to shift the emphasis from that of critique to something more like reportage; focusing on things as I encounter them, making sure to keep in mind that watching them on television or reading about them on the internet is not “encountering” them.
In short, this website, since it is named for me, should be primarily about me, what I actually do instead of solely what I think about what other people do. To that end, I am in the process of rearranging things around here. The Diversions category is being retired, and all of the little things I have been posting there will now be found on Facebook, where they belong. My pictures and such will be moving to their own blog so that I can keep things a bit better organized. Books Read and Movies Seen are going away entirely. They are really only of interest to me, and are better kept elsewhere.
That leaves my writing. Categories will likely be shuffled further as I figure out what the heck it is I do from here on out. Maybe I just start all over, pretend like none of the previous content exists and reintroduce myself or something. We shall see. In the mean time, if you have been reading this blog for a while, thanks for sticking around. It is still weird to me to think that there is an audience (however small) for the silliness that falls out of my head, but I won’t pretend I don’t like it.