I would be remiss if I did not note my utter disappointment in WordPress. It has only gotten exponentially crappier since the last time I utilized it.
As Capt. Scott said in Star Trek III, “The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain.” The plumbing here is way, way overthought.
It’s been a good long while since I did a blog, and even longer since I did one under my own name. Exactly fourteen years, if we want to be exact.
What happened? Well, for one thing, social media happened. I spend way too much time on Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit. Blogging (even under a non de plume) just wasn’t a priority anymore. And to be frank, my past blogs did little but get me into hot water. 2007 in particular comes to mind.
Why show my blog face again after all this time, then?
A possible writing project, or series thereof, that’s why. I want to use this space to essentially bounce ideas off myself. Bits and pieces that might coalesce into something more substantial.
Much has changed since my last go-round here. I got out of Memphis, came back to St. Louis, got married, came back to Cape, etc. etc. But I promise I am still the same adorable libertarian asshole that I’ve always been. Just older, wiser, and maybe better looking. (Minus the crow’s feet.)