As I ponder what direction I would like to take the blog in after my three-week hiatus, I’m thinking more photography, especially more food photography, and perhaps less politics. I’m not certain I’ll be able to prevent myself from the occasional snarky comment, but I just think that I’m indulging myself in those posts and not always entertaining the readers.
I’ve noticed some of the things I’ve blogged about get blogged about by other more popular bloggers after I’ve posted them. This is significant because I try not to post things that I’ve read about somewhere else. I guess my instincts are often right, otherwise others wouldn’t be talking about the same things, but there really is no satisfaction in being unoriginal. Or coming in first in a very insignificant contest. Where no one can tell I’m first anyway.
Besides I’ll never match Balloon-Juice for snarky comments. Man, I love that John Cole. How could I ever write something as good as this. Regarding the Stupak Ammendment in Health Care Reform legislation and the absence of a ban on viagra coverage, Cole writes:
I’m sure a lot of people have “serious moral concerns” about the government paying for erections, and as we know, all you have to say is that you have “serious moral concerns” and then no one can question your position. I know I don’t want my tax dollars paying for Senator Ensign to be able to bang his workers or Rush Limbaugh’s dalliances in the Dominican (although there is a good chance he bought the Viagra the same way he buys the rest of his drugs- on the street). If our Republican leadership and the panty-sniffing Blue Dogs can’t get it up the way God intended, with a dildo in the anus while wearing two wetsuits, I don’t see why the American taxpayer should be subsidizing insurance for the little blue pill. Public or private.
I really wish I could write like that. I probably will occasionally still link to other good pieces about politics.
I still love talking about film, so that will stay. And I’ll probably still talk about my commute to work in Seattle; I’ve actually taken up running to work on occasion.
In the immediate future I’ll be purchasing a point-and-shoot camera so I can take pictures without lugging my SLR around. This should help on my morning runs which is where I usually see the darnedest things. Keep watching.
Photo of the Burke Gilman trail in Seattle from hopeisalot’s photostream.