I’m in a bit of writing doldrums. It’s not because I’ve run out of words or ideas. It fact, it’s sort of the opposite: I have so much I want to say, but with my self-filter on (something increasingly rare in the general populace, it seems) I end up saying nothing. I’m trying to find a way out of that.
The state of the nation drives me to distraction. So much so that I made an editorial decision a while back to try to avoid getting caught up in the craziness that has enveloped the nation. I do still post the occasional link and here-and-there a post squirts out, but I could easily let this consume my life. I find my stress level rising and rising until I start to become blind to the good and beautiful that is in the world. (Apparently that’s what being surrounded by an increasingly fascist police state does to me.) I didn’t like me when I got so caught up in the eddies and currents that I lose sight of the shores of sanity.
With the mishigas going on (mostly) with the compromised GOP throughout the land, I want to scream. I want to grab my right-leaning fellow citizens by their proverbial lapels and try to shake off the fear that has been sold to them (and which they all-too-willingly bought). I also want to grab my left-leaning citizens and tell them to both “grow a pair” and prioritize — you can’t do everything all at once and expect good results.
But the fact is I’d like the final 1/4-1/3 (or so) of my life to be about creating, not tearing-down. I want to focus my energies on writing fiction, on creating art, on helping people out with my various skills when I’m able, and on loving. I don’t want to be immersed in a cesspool of political (and governmental and religious-esque) sewage.
And so I spin my wheels here on my blogs. By avoiding the crazy and the completely fatuous, I’m left to my own devices. It’s just that in a political season, you can’t really get away from it. Augh! So please bear with this momentary slowdown of posts. I’ll get my bloggity footing back and will be spewing forth ephemera soon enough. In the meantime, I’m working on revamping the theme used to broadcast TIB to y’all. Don’t know when it will be ready, but it’s something to do until the weather warms enough for the requisite spring yard work.