March 5, 2014
It is time to hunker down. Get serious, even about trivial matters. This unflinching winter deserves no less. Perhaps a volley of sincere phrases will drive back the lingering chill, the last remnants of a cold year.
2013: the guest who overstayed their welcome and is now pilfering through the candy jar. Not out of hunger; but pure spite. The screen door is flung open for your departure and ye shall not be missed.
So what is this blog about? Why should you care? Does anybody really know what time it is? That might take a moment.
I moved to Howard County, Maryland in early 2011. In part, this blog will explore my new home. Perhaps more about the concept of home. Identity and community. Exploring the meaning of the common-good and finding ways to avoid alienation (in 10 Easy Steps!).
It will, of course, cover political matters from time-to-time. Given my former (and to some extent current) occupation, that is unavoidable. When you tell people you are a pollster, there is the inevitable furrowing of the brow...the memory of a dinner interrupted by an interviewer who massacred your name, the image of a political hack hovering over a dot-matrix printer...waiting for the numbers to emerge that will justify the politician's platform. Find the words, elevate the stance from mere Realpolitik to High Minded Principle.
But I shall refrain from such self-indulgent electoral observations for the moment.
There will be reflections on turning points. Choices made and the considerations that led to such choices. Hence half the name of this blog. It is there where I expect most of my dear, loyal readers might find that with which they can connect most readily. Or at least be entertained by the material.
At least I hope that is the case. And lots of action. Popeye Doyle behind-the-wheel, heart-stopping action.
Stay tuned, as more will follow.