Hi everyone. You have probably noticed, especially if you subscribe, that I haven’t posted anything in quite awhile. Its not that I haven’t been writing – I just haven’t posted.
Waldos Accord began as a blog dedicated to a “reasonable discussion about the politics of today.” Simply put, I felt we heard more from the extreme ends of the political spectrum than from viewpoints more representative of the people we work and live with everyday. However, after a few months of writing political opinion stuff, I decided that “reasonable discussion about the politics of today” wasn’t really much fun, and in fact was just downright depressing. I took a breather and questioned what I wanted to do with the blog. Retire it? Honestly, spending a lot of time debating something as dirty as politics, and doing it in a respectful, inclusive way just really isn’t as much fun as caustic and sarcastic ripostes aimed solidly at amusing myself and securing a chuckle from the folks able to get it.
I actually never really wanted to blog, although I have been encouraged by a number of the people close to me to write and blog now for a number of years. I have always “written” to some extent, but I have written short essays about whatever I felt like, with no real cogent agenda. I often shared my essays and musings with a very small group of friends and relations, and enjoyed the dialogue that would emerge from them. I could choose to be introspective, cynical, outrageous, sincere, comical or purely fictional as I wished. I could write an essay, or I could write about music or a great dish – didn’t matter, since I really had no agenda. I think that is a good spot for me.
So there are no promises about this blog other than I will get a kick out of it. I won’t say that I will post regularly. I definitely won’t commit to writing only political and economic opinions. I think you can expect something on my passions – the outdoors in any form, music, food and anything else that might catch my fancy.
I can promise, if I share a something, it will be something that I liked, but you may not. That’s all. If you think a particular essay was aimed at you – well, it probably wasn’t, but I am glad you think so. Of course, then again it could have been…