Has it really been 10 days since I posted last? Youch! That's terrible, although I have been away before, so I guess it's not unheard-of.
In my last post I talked about how I'm devoting more attention to a part of my life that has suffered neglect for too long. And long with that, I have decided my blog should expand and grow and transform along with me.
See, I never set out to be just a political blogger. Really, I didn't want to become obsessed with politics. I originally wanted my blog to be about that and more; more of a journal really, with observations about all kinds of things. But you see, I began my blog right before the 2004 presidential election. I didn't anticipate the country's quick, sick spiral into the vortex of neocon greed, depravity, and contempt for all humanity. But that's what it did, and I have been so focused on that for almost two years now that it has become overwhelming at times. I become alternately angry, depressed, enraged, hopeless... the roller coaster of emotion that is the curse of the politically aware.
Meantime, other aspects of my life suffer neglect. One of those is my indulgence in the arts - writing (other things), music, etc. So, for my own peice of mind and mental health, I am going to try to achieve more balance in my life and in my blogging. I'll still devote attention to politics and social issues - how could I not? I thoroughly despise the Bush administration, and I can never ignore the horrific damage they hae wrought upon our country and the world (especially since the damage they've done probably won't be repaired in my lifetime). But my blog will also slowly begin to include expressions of other aspects of my personality, too. I want to make it more fully representative of my ideas and values. More of the same, and more of something... more.
So, thanks for being patient with me, blog friends. I appreciate you all.