Monday, March 17, 2003

I Give Up: This is, for a while, my last blog post. I don't want a hiatus to "consider the direction of my blog" or any such thing--I don't want a hiatus at all, in fact. But as you may have noticed, both the quality and quantity of my posts have been going down for some time, the result of both a lack of regular Internet access and a lack of time. I can't afford a nice new computer--it would consume several months of truck-driving salary--and even if I could, I don't want to spend my entire evening staring at the computer and only see my wife on weekends.

I'm as unhappy as hell about this; blogging has been one of the best things I've ever done. It was really great for making me feel useful when I was unemployed, and I wish I could keep doing it now that I'm getting paid.

I won't stay away any longer than I have to; on the other hand, I won't start up again until I'm sure I can make a better go of it than I've been doing lately. I'll (probably) be going to law school in the fall, which should make things much better (except that the Cambridge PD's gun licensing boss is an asshole who doesn't want me to go hunting or protect myself. New Haven is, amazingly, better, but I haven't heard yet).

There are a hundred things I want to write (for instance, I just read Bias and I'd like to review it. Short version: It's not bad, but it's not great, even if I agree with the conclusions). It's frustrating not to be able to write them due to time constraints.

I won't disappear completely--Joe Katzman has generously offered to consider putting some longer essay-style pieces on Winds of Change; I have an old one on freedom and security (built around a literary analogy) which I'll get over to him as soon as practical and we'll see what he thinks of it. I'll try to do more. But daily posting is out.

Enjoy the bloggers on my blogroll--I'll keep trying to read them. I'll see you over at WoC from time to time and I hope to be back for real ASAP.