I am at best an occasional blogger. I started this blog about 2 years ago and, for whatever reason, stopped it entirely. I haven’t written any other blogs either. I seem to have gone through a less personal phase of spouting my comments on facebook and to friends and acquaintances who usually politely listen and sometimes comment. Thank you for the comments.
So I am back today attempting to continue this blog. I have been told that blogging is a good way to improve your writing skills. That sounds good. Whether the posts have a readership or get comments (yes, I know that consistency helps) is perhaps not as important as organizing my thoughts for the sake of readers but also for myself.
Having re-read my previous posts I actually found that I was reasonably satisfied or, at least, not terribly embarrassed by what I had written. That is why I feel some motivation to do this now.
One issue for me is that I don’t want to go after all the aspects of my varied interests in one blog. That would likely be harder to follow and would probably confuse me as well. So I decided that this blog with be limited to issues of politics and its impact on various aspects of our society.
Upon reflection I realize that I am energized by the ‘occupy’ movements. I did attend the Oakland General Strike and found that to be an inspiring event which also raised my optimism. I had wondered, mostly quietly, about how bad things could get before a ‘tipping point’ is reached and spontaneous, contagious social action begins to flower. Well now I know. Of course I wish it had happened sooner but I am grateful that it has happened and is still happening now.
I look forward to hearing to receiving comments and to productive discussion of ideas and maybe even resolution of conflicts. So here goes. See you again soon.