….I am trying to ‘get back into’ the blog. I kinda wound down a few months ago….maybe a year….because, well, it didn’t seem to be ‘going anywhere’………
“Where did you expect it to GO?”
That’s just it – I had no expectations in the beginning. But then, well, we wrote books and people responded to them and it was kinda nice to ‘meet’ people this way. Still is, actually. They seemed interested in our new life out in the boonies. And I could keep them interested simply because I, myself, was so interested in all that we were learning. And we are still learning! So, in theory anyway, I could keep writing.
Gimme a storm-at-sea, a raven or a pod of Orcas and I could write. You know, like Dumbo needed a feather to fly?
But then….I kinda went sideways. Seduced by the stench of accelerating societal rot, I went off OTG. I have always found politics fascinating in that slo-mo ‘train-wreck’ kinda way. “What chaos have those bozos gotten us into now?” And, with Trump, I was enticed into the Golden Age of criticism, outrage and disgust……hard to resist THAT colossal, mind-blowing, walking ego in day-glo orange. So, I went with it.
‘Course, once on the dark side, many more paths of evil open up. Learning started to mean looking into government corruption instead of 2×6 construction. It came to mean witnessing a sea change in social morality, decency and humanity instead of small craft warnings. Trump took the White House into the gutter and 63 million Americans went into the sewer in their haste to follow. I think some 5 million cretin-Canadians joined them. Bizarre!
Taking a lesson in the classroom of the devil (Fox/Brietbart, etc. media) was both revealing and abhorrent. What is wrong with Kelly Anne Conway, anyway?
Also, somewhat surprising…..media (Fox or otherwise) do not tell the truth. Duh. But, as the madness of the right wing lunatics took flight, along with any semblance of truth or honesty, so, it seemed did the lack of REAL substantial messaging show up in conventional mainstream media. Fox lying sounded very much like CNN reporting. Or was that CNN lying? Who knows who is telling the truth, the whole truth and NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH?
I really only took away one clear lesson: I probably can never get far enough off-the-madding-grid.
When you add to that confusing mass-messaging the insane, politically-correct moralizing by way of tweets and Facebook, the primary message is: The world has gone mad. Like in a zombie movie, where everywhere you look there are hungry brain eaters coming your way, your greatest fear is not any ONE zombie but rather is there anywhere safe left to run? Have the zombies already taken over and I am the last to know?
So….anyway….where does that leave me and my blog? What do I write about? Toxic Trump and the Trudeau Rat-pack? How to Profit From Climate Change? Investment Opportunities in Exporting Garbage? The Uber-satisfying Cruelty of the Ultra Rich?
Or back to Sally Sunshine and the Ravens?
I am trying to come back but, right now, I am a conflicted man.