I deleted what few posts I had made prior to the beginning of the year. New year, new blog, I suppose. I was entirely dissatisfied with my blogging efforts to that point. It felt too much like repeated exercises in asking the world, “How do I blog?” And of course, there was no answer.
I also did this because my primary focus had become politics, for obvious reasons. I don’t want to make this a primarily political blog, because it is not good for my mental health. This is not to say that I won’t write about political subjects–my very next post will be political, in fact–only that I’m going to try not to focus on it to the exclusion of all else. ‘Tain’t good for me.
But before I close, I would like to make it absolutely clear that I did not delete those political posts because I wish to retract or repudiate anything I said. I remain shocked and horrified that my country elected such a grotesque assemblage of all that is wrong with humanity as its president. I continue to abhor Donald Trump–the hypergolic howler monkey, as I have called him; or as a dear friend puts it more succinctly, the Shitgibbon–and all he stands for. That we now have a white nationalist in the White House is an offense against every founding principle of the United States.
Silence is often taken as tacit approval. Retraction even more so. The deletion of old, unsatisfying posts is neither of those. And now that that has been said, onward!