Just not blogging much. You know what I think of current politics, and there's only so much pointing-with-alarm one can do. TV and movies of my youth led me to believe quicksand would be a far more prominent danger than it has turned out to be, but it also told me that dangerous religious fanatics would reliably be shaggy-bearded, wild-eyed, gaunt, white-haired patriarchs intoning Bible verses in a hollow bass; it told me political extremists would be kooks, bomb-throwers and never, ever gain elective office.
It was all fatuous nonsense. Except for the part about quicksand. We have got problems, and they're coming from newly-emboldened fringes, trying to pass themselves off as the real center.
Elsewhere, I have been busy with NaNoWriMo (I'm far, far behind schedule) and other writing; but I'm trying to write commercial stuff, which means I can't share it here. And I am trying to keep up with my job. My workplace changed greatly right before the pandemic and not, I think, for the better in terms of it being an interesting or engaging place to work. But it still pays well and offers an excellent benefits package, so I'm sticking with it, enzombified as it now is.
BUILDING A 1:1 BALUN
3 years ago