Thursday, November 8, 2007
On your mark
Disclaimer: I am in no way interesting, smart or even clever. I am horrid writer (I am sure with each post I will receive a grade from my english teacher wife). I am mildly humorous, mostly to myself. My life is sort of different, but it is much like all my neighbors. I have no great unifying theme and my brain is addled and sieve-like. My wife said I should write my frequent rants in a blog. I think she is just trying to shut me up. I'll show her.
Since the "re-election" OF GWB to the White House, I have been a bit unhinged regarding the world, politics and everything, actually since 2000. So I lost myself in the web. Mostly the political pages. I read and am informed, but it is just onanism. Maybe that is what the web is really all about and this whole blog thing maybe a higher level of the self-abuse. Yippie, I am now going to get me some.
I ghost wrote a post for my dog on my wife's blog, http://tracylovesdevons.vox.com/library/post/hello-my-name-is-scully.html and I listened to the APRN show “Talk of Alaska” recently on which a couple of bloggers talked about blogging and corruption trials. The show ended up being about Vic Korhing and the corruption in the entire State of Alaska, http://aprn.org/2007/11/06/talk-of-alaska-blogging-the-trial/ and my dog's post was about rolling around in a dead bear. Both were illuminating because the writing was a good exercise in writing and APRN because it linked me up to other blogs of like-minded folks in Alaska (people really like to take pictures of their outhouses, it is raining and blowing like hell out or I would put one in here, maybe before I am done I will HAVE to go out the coffee is working it's dual magic. Update-see above).
I read in one blog that someone was proposing a meeting, which I think would mean party, of progressive bloggers in AK. Now that would be a freakfest I would love to go to. Homebrew, hummus, smoked salmon dip and plenty of indignation and ranting. (Sounds like Tracy’s knitting group) Plus, I think that this format/media/whatever, is key to Alaska Progressives creating a network that will make an impact on the state of politics.
So I am starting this blog to:
1. Get invited to the party
3. Intellectual Onanism
4. Practice typing
5. Change my world.
I have to go, I think my Tracy's cat is starting to explode/give birth.