A blog? Sure. Why not? There are certainly worse things I could be doing with my free time.
I’ve been thinking about this for a while now and here’s what I’ve come up with so far:
Things I’ll likely include:
- trenchant analyses of news, culture and politics;
- meandering, disputable rants evincing a certain curmudgeonliness;
- lists of things that capture my attention and tacitly demand correlation;
- insupportable knee-jerk reactions followed (eventually) by more level-headed reconsiderations;
- recommendations, reviews, and persnickety evaluations; and
- the occasional picture and/or video of animals doing cute, ridiculous, or otherwise remarkable things.
Things I’ll strive valiantly to exclude but that may, nonetheless, crop up from time to time:
- embarrassing typos and/or grammatical gaffes;
- snarky comments about the misbehavior of teenaged celebrities who, through no fault of their own, just really don’t know any better;
- desperate pleas for pity; and
- fairness or any semblance of presumed objectivity.
Things I promise to never do here:
- ask you to become a farmer, mob boss, or vampire (on Facebook or in real life);
- suggest that if you don’t convert to my religion you’ll face an eternity in the bowels of hell;
- post nude baby pictures;
- endorse people or products I don’t really believe in;
- expect you to agree with me 100%; or
- apologize profusely for not posting anything new in a while.
So that’s the plan. Occasional comments. When I feel like it. No grand plan to take over the world. Just some thoughts.
Here are a few things I’m planning to write about in the upcoming days, weeks, and months:
- the word “random” and why its misuse bothers me
- the motif of parenthood on Lost
- George Rekers and his rentboy
- Starbucks and Seattle’s Best