If you’re a long-time reader here, you’ve no doubt noticed the more than usual sporadic nature of this blog. I’ve been sort of torn about this blog for a while now, meandering around, looking for a focus. It’s impossible to maintain a blog that is about all things all the time. I enjoy writing a blog, though, and for some unknown reason, people seem to enjoy reading it.
But the reality has become that I spend way more time thinking about what to write than I do actually writing. And then after all that thinking, sometimes I don’t even write anything.
I have decided to actually have a focus to this thing, albeit a broad one. Pretty much, the focus is going to be “life as I see it.” Meaning, I’ll be writing a lot more about our house projects, our garden projects, our animals, our pond ….
I can’t not write about politics — it’s something that’s in my DNA. From the age of 2 I grew up inside the beltway, and I’ve followed elections since I campaigned for George McGovern in the sixth grade. But I’ve honestly burned out on tracking the insider games of Washington. I mean, I could focus on one subject — which is something I thought about. I could focus on the Iraq War, for example, since no one seems to be paying much attention to that. But I honestly do not have the energy to do that consistently.
So, as I struggle to get this blog under control, please brace yourselves for more information about the famous “Bathroom Project” (no, it’s not finished yet), regular updates on the first tomatoes of summer, the pros and cons of using corn gluten rather than RoundUp, and the joys of eating a salad from the garden.