I was surprised, then, when I pretty much lost my mojo for political writing. I still have plenty of opinions, most of which are ranted and raved as I stand half-naked in the bathroom each morning. My ravings and finger-pointing opinions are usually my flurried response to something I've heard on NPR. MathMan is my audience and I know that he's only half listening because he is very easily distracted by things like half-naked women. That's okay. I've learned to accept my limitations as a pundit and to play to my strengths.
And so, my blog has evolved to what you see today. I've been thinking about not blogging any more because something is going to have to give. Instead of stopping altogether, I'm going to stick with this scaled back version, posting two to three times a week and doing my best to offer quality over quantity.
One of the reasons why I can't give up blogging completely is because the most welcome aspect of blogging is the friendship I've found among you. I've had the pleasure over the years to meet several of my fellow bloggers. Last night, I added another notch to my metaphorical bedpost by hanging out with B., otherwise known here in comments as Notfainthearted. She's here for an educational function and we got together last night for dinner and drinks and lots of words.
Last year, when MathMan and I were going through our really rough times, B. offered many words of support and wisdom based on her experience. I was touched then by her unflagging and upbeat attitude, even under her own frustrating circumstances. I always felt like she really understood what was going on here, even though we'd never met in person.
Last night confirmed that.
I walk away from such a meeting and I'm floored that what started out as my way of yelling into the darkness about politics has given me the chance to know so many interesting, intelligent and multi-talented people.
And you know, I can't help but think that last night, I made a friend for life.
P.S. Now that I've told you I'm sticking with less posts, I'll be posting a small avalanche of things. I've got post build up and I need to thank a couple of people for their kindnesses. I know, it's the blogger's curse - announce you're slowing down and boom! you're all bloggity-blog-blog.
P.S.S. I keep hearing this song and so I'm punishing you with it, too.
Because I love you that much, that's why.