Monday, October 18, 2010

This is the first post on a new blog. Well, the first post with writing. The actual first post was blank, so when I looked for it, it wasn't there!! What a surprise. That is the magic of using the keyboard, when you don't know how all the short cuts work.

My original goal when I started posting several years ago, was that I would learn how to type, and in addition perhaps have something useful to contribute to the public discourse. Alas I have not learned how to type. My new understanding of the way the world works may make my contributions to the ether more valuable, but I will not be the judge of that. I have had a chance to learn many things in the past several years, about the world, and about myself. Not all of them have been pleasant. But they have brought me to where I am now. I am coming to believe that the way things happened, were the way that things had to happen. That is not to say that we can not learn from our mistakes, or that we should not have regrets, but that we should understand that we did the best we could at the time, and with the circumstances as they were.

I will delve into this topic more in the future. Right now I just want to finish my intro and get to the meat.

I should state cleary up front that I am of a somewhat dilatory nature. I allow small things to obsruct my path, and I am gradually addressing this nagging issue. So recently, my most difficult problem was in finding a name for my blog. It was preventing me from actually doing any writing! Many names that I would have liked had already been scooped up. Well, I finally found one. It is also somewhat suitable. I have a lot to say about Empire, as it is clear that the civilization in which we live is generally that. We may not see it as such, but when examined closely there is no doubt that that is what it is. Much of my writing will focus on this, but I will no doubt drift to other topics.

Being a closet writer for years means many topics that have had a lot of thought, but few of which that have actually been written about. So here is my most recent plunge into the world of writing. One hopes it will be more productive than the last...

1 comment:

  1. Hey man, was trying to write a blog- guess what? With the same blogspot address... Not sure if you plan to follow up & continue this blog, but I'm an active blogger & activist with Veterans for Peace & other groups. If you'd be willing to pass the torch I'd be much appreciative. My name's Josh & I'm at Shoot me a line if you'd consider it! Thanks