THIS BLOG MUST DIE (AT LEAST IN ITS PRESENT FORM)
This blog won't actually die, but it won't be about politics or religion any more. If there is something that makes my blood boil, you won't be too likely to read about it here.
Given the current amounts of stress I have going on with job issues and family life, I don't need to add to things. And given what happened with the last post, which has since been taken down at the request of an individual who very correctly complained in a comment about it, I'm a bit more stressed than usual.
My apologies to any of you who like to come here for political rants, diatribes about fundamentalism, etc. Because I want this to be a place I like coming to, I would also like it to be a relaxing place. No arguing, no overwhelming negativity.
Thus, you will be seeing more posts about the band I'm in, about my cats, some things about my family, reviews of books or movies I like, some sports talk, some personal observations. And if you find you have to argue with me about those things, that's fine. I only ask that you just leave the politics and religion out of it. Because I will be doing my best on that front.
Within the next week or so, I will have expunged many of my 1,558 posts which represent things I no longer wish to view on my blog, or which might represent copyright infringement in any way, shape or form. If you want to go back through the archives, there probably won't be much left! But there will still be enjoyable things in there, should you decide to look.
But that's o.k.
It's o.k. because there are so many things in life to celebrate, so many things to treasure! I can stay politically active by doing the things that really matter: e-mailing or phoning my elected representatives, participating in my local Democratic Party's activities, writing an occasional letter to the editor... Those are things that will have a more immediate effect on things than this blog ever would have, given its limited readership.
I love all of you, and I thank those of you who have been faithful readers. I will still be here, but I've simply decided to slow down, take a deep breath, and... relax!
And I'll continue to show up at your blogs, and I will probably rant once in a while!
The next post here will be of some pictures from our band's performance at an Eastern Oregon Univeristy football game "tailgater" party today. It was hot and sunny, and everyone had a great time!