No... Blog this!
I'm tellin' ya, this is some sort of blogging crossroads for me. I think I get more enjoyment out of visiting fellow bloggers in my sidebar than I do posting myself anymore.
Kira, Beth, a4g, Tony, Insol, Gunn, Katey, Jaden, Mensa, Sam, Wyatt, CUG, Damian, Steve, Fitch, The Man, dudes at RHoG, Tyler, Lorraine, Uber, MPH, Basil, and Jon are such fun to check in on everyday and write far more compelling posts and I enjoy commenting on their awesome sites. Plus this is a lazy way to show a lil bit o'linky love... for what it's worth.
Ok, so now what...
I've had this blog for a year at the end of this month and I've yet to post anything really personal as of yet. Perhaps it's been a fear of some psycho tracking me down and threatening my family. All I have to say about that is my kids have been taught to '...aim small... miss small...' so bring it on.
I also feel a bit introspective because I turned 31 a couple days ago and I tend to do an annual inventory of the past year's happenings about this time of year leading me to wonder why the hell do I spend so much time on the computer!
Perhaps it is time for a little self-indulgent display of sharing my personal life? Why not... if you're looking for intelligent commentary on current events, you wouldn't be here to begin with so never mind.
I will self-righteously claim that I blog for these guys. Someday they'll read what I've posted and think... man, my dad was nuts! Nothing says nuts like a conservative blogger who can't keep his thoughts to himself. What I do know is that my kids are going to grow with a strong grasp of American History, World History, and Geo-politics with this historical context as a backdrop. Then I wonder, is it better to know of these things and the doom it portends?
Sometimes I wonder, and my wife and I have had serious conversations about, would it be better to take off and re-plant the family in some remote corner of New Zealand? Should we learn how to live off of the land, re-connect and understand the beauty of God in the obvious and intricate workings of the natural world? With the way work is going we may be able to make something crazy like that happen in the near future.
Naa... that's crazy... that's what Henry David Thoreau's books are for.
Forget that. I'm determined to bring up and raise the next generation of patriots of a country that has an inspired destiny even when being run by uninspired partisans.
Therefore I blog...
(to be continued as I think of reasons to continue this inane diatribe.)