One of my ambitions has been to become contributing editor to a serious politically-minded journal. Not a narrowly partisan one, because that is skewed. But a politically-minded one nonetheless.
When I’m engaged in journalism, I’m prolific. I always have much to say. When I was editor of a student newspaper quite a while back, I often wrote the majority of each issues articles.
My stumbling block to this impulse is frequent involvement in full-length creative works. A few days ago, I finished work on an opera. I looked at my blogs, and saw, with one short exception, that my most recent blog had been posted in May. This was the month in which I had started orchestral score.
What did I miss expressing my opinion on over the past seven months? Political events flew by in a whirlwind. We try to take stands, to turn our arguments into actual discourse, and sometimes we miss the mark. Our views change as we learn more.
So I am back at the blogging wheel, trying again to engage, but trying also to be more accurate. You will hear from me a bit until I become involved in another intensive creative project.